LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — California authorities arrested a man on a DUI charge over the weekend after he was spotted riding a horse down a major freeway on his birthday in Long Beach, our affiliate station KTLA reports.
Luis Alfredo Perez rode a white Arabian horse on the eastbound 91 Freeway from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol.
A 911 caller reported the sight shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. Perez turned 29 that day, CHP records show.
Officers stopped Perez after he exited the 91 at Downey Avenue and rode across the Bellflower city limits, the agency said. He had a blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit, CHP said.
Perez was booked into jail at 3 a.m. for “DUI on a horse,” according to CHP’s report.
His bail was set at $10,000.
The animal, named Guera, was unharmed and released to Perez’s mother, who came to the scene immediately.
“Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all…you haven’t!” Officer Jeremy Tolen said.
So a horse walks onto the 91 freeway…no joke. Rider arrested by CHP for DUI in the greater Long Beach area. Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic. @CBSLA @NBCLA @KTLA @ABC7 @FOXLA @CNN @FoxNews @ABC @NBCNews @CBSNews @CHP_HQ pic.twitter.com/YdiL54ctvQ
— CHP Santa Fe Springs (@CHP_SFS) February 25, 2018