Florida Woman Riding Horse Pulled Over and Arrested…For DUI

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You’ve heard of Florida Man – now, meet Florida Woman.

A 53-year old woman named Donna Byrne raised some eyebrows as she rode a horse down the middle of a Polk County road.

Deputies showed up to check things out after a passerby reported that Byrne appeared confused and possibly in danger as she rode the horse on Combee Road near North Crystal Lake Road in Lakeland, an arrest affidavit said.

Police reigned Byrne in, and noted she smelled like alcohol, had red watery eyes, and staggered when she tried to walk. A field sobriety test was conducted, and she was arrested for DUI.

Byrne provided breath samples of .157 and .161. A breath alcohol level of .08 is the legal limit in Florida, reports Patch.

Boduke, the horse, was hitched to a deputy’s patrol car and ate grass until being taken to the Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control livestock facility, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Bryne was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and animal neglect, a misdemeanor. Authorities said she charged with animal neglect because she did not provide proper protection for the horse, which she put in jeopardy of being injured or killed.

“Ms. Byrne was obviously not in any condition to be on the road. She not only put herself and the horse in danger, but also anyone who was driving on the road, which is typically very busy,” Sheriff Grady Judd said.

This wasn’t Byrne’s first rodeo: she has previously been arrested on charges of five felonies and 10 misdemeanors, including cruelty to animals and drug possession.

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  • Smarty

    If you look at her picture, she’s been ridden hard and put away wet….not to be confused with the horse itself. She’s got that lovely “meth” face that you can only get after years of hard core living. Maybe it’s a typo and she’s 153…

  • Seems to me that the horse was the ‘designated driver’ – where’s the victim?

    • Victims are passe under the new american dream.
      If she didn’t ride horse like most of the people in Florida drive cars, she’d probably have been booked for terrorist threat.

      • PaleRider1861

        Regardless of her looks or record, she should have been charged with public intoxication, at most.
        I am pretty certain that DUI does not include Riding Under Influence.

        • The American legal system has always based the definition of a crime as something that could lead to a complaint filed by a damaged complainant.
          Who is the damaged complaint in her case?
          If a valid charge exists, it would be public intoxication, which is generally a breach of the peace action. Whose peace did she breach?

          • PaleRider1861

            According to the witness, she appeared not to be in control of her actions on the horse in the middle of the street. Police questioned her, noted her general demeanor with the smell of alcohol, and arrested her based on that interaction.
            Who is the damaged complainant? In the case of public intoxication, it’s generally understood to be the public.

          • When did the public become a human being with rights?
            Is that the Borg collective calling you?

          • Pyra Gorgon

            You’re talking to zombies that have a corrupted sense of justice.

          • There are zombies without a corrupted sense of everything?

        • Steve Rusk

          Yes, public intoxication and there should also be charges concerning the animal and public endangerment, it wasn’t just her own life at risk by this drunken behavior. When an animal that large is driven through the windshield of a vehicle into the interior during an even moderate speed collision, it’s a fatal outcome for all involved.

    • Exactly.

  • I know someone who got a DUI while WALKING his Scooter along the side of the road because he didn’t want to drive ( ride ) drunk…f’n hate most cops as they are power tripping A-holes :0

  • Cynical Old Bastard

    Know a guy who got popped on his riding mower. He was seriously fucked up too. Way past legal limits.

  • lolzngiggles

    Eventually the citizens will get tired of these gestapo tactics and traitors of this nation will quake.

    • There is a problem, most LEO I talked to said in case of Revolution, they will ditch uniforms…

      • jimmy joe

        Big fucking surprise, cowards!!

  • anonymous4u4me

    Wow Wyatt the Scumbag Earp could have had a field day if he had thought of this in his time.

  • endo

    Had the cops done this right there would be a free horse and saddle for Polk County?

  • sumohockey

    Wow, she looks like an atheist…

    • What does an atheist look like?

      • sumohockey

        Lonely, depressed, helplessness, resentful, self-hate, can’t find purpose, etc. Reminds you of someone?

        • Sounds like someone who is under psychiatric treatment with a boatload of pharmaceutical drugs. I thought that those who are not atheists got their primary health care from a deity. After all, if your deity loves you, what else could you need?

          • sumohockey

            If you’re talking about God, then yeah, don’t really need anything else, even though people struggle with that type sacrifice. Can’t say the same for the “deities” though, even Gautama said that the devas have the same problems as people do. See you around.

  • Drinking is not cruelty to animals… I mean if you’re going to trump charges…

    Now you need a horse license ? You drive a horse ? How about a bicycle ?

    • livefree1200cc

      DUI only applies to motorized vehicles. She will beat this charge if she fights it

      • Jeff Freitas

        Not True in some states, Nevada has laws on the book DUI on horseback. The days of riding to the bar and letting the horse take you home are long over.

        • Because not surprisingly this is a Florida case. Live free is spot on as Florida DUI laws apply to motorized vehicles.

      • Just for the principle of it, I hope so.

  • Mayday911us

    Well it doesn’t surprise me you can get a DWI on a bicycle but the problem is with the horse doesn’t it know how to read stop signs or obey traffic lights it does know its way home.

  • Kountry Bumpkin

    This is not the crap tax payers are paying for but it keeps the jails full, the revenue flowing and the paychecks coming in so instead of stopping terrorist or rescuing children being trafficked for sex slavery this is what our tax money is spent on, it just blows my mind.

    • Fewer children would be trafficked for sex slavery if places like Bohemian Grove, whose members are power brokers, were closed and the members incarcerated for their crimes.

  • Carlos Jurew

    Her conduct was irresponsible, but the charges against her are an indication of how FUCKING SICK our government and police forces have become!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I don’t, you have one up on me.

  • jimmy joe

    Its called crony capitalism. Not many people know, the are no provisions in our, the US Constitution for a standing police force, nor was it ever the intention!!

  • jimmy joe

    1st of all, you are stupid if you actually beleive in that whole “nation of laws” BULLSHIT!!. They are only applied to certain segments of the population, and I have so much proof on that, that I would highly recommend you do some research of your own!! Think about how the banksters destroyed our republic, AND NOBODY WENT TO PRISON!! What about that bank and its banksters that were “convicted” of laundering money for terrorists, again, NOBODY WENT TO PRISON!! So on and so forth, so many cases, so many!! Ever heard of the GREAT DEPRESSION? What you think that was an “coinkadink” too?? Cocaine being flown in to our republic into airforce bases?? 9/11?? WACO?? BLOODY RIDGE IDAHO??

  • digriff

    What, exactly, does the “D” in DUI stand for? Idiot.