51-Year Old Woman In Australia Arrested For Drunk-Driving Horse To Drive-Thru Liquor Store While 4X The Legal Limit

June 6, 2018


A 51-year old woman in Brisbane, Australia was recently arrested for riding her horse to the drive-thru of a bottle shop (liquor store) while more than four times the legal driving limit. Police said after refusing to leave the premise she produced a blood-alcohol reading of 0.226, or more than enough to think she actually flew to the store with her newfound superpowers.

The horse was led back to Logan Central Police Station, where police were helped by council workers who walked it back to a property in Marsden while the woman was processed.

The woman was charged with being in charge of a horse while under the influence of liquor, and will appear at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on June 26.

Police said drink-driving was not limited to a vehicle, and could include a horse.

Man, she already had a blood-alcohol level of 0.226 and was GOING BACK TO THE STORE FOR MORE LIQUOR. No word if the woman is single, but a man can dream. "Of what?" Getting her the help she so clearly needs. I'm thinking roller skates so instead of riding she can just be towed. Also, is it really drunk driving if your horse knows the way?

Keep going for a brief police video posted to Twitter.

Thanks to JP, who agrees agrees you should also be allowed to walk through a drive-thru.

  • shashi

    goddam hipsters with their retro tech

  • jimmycleaver

    This is what 'two shots' of vodka could do to you people.

  • GeneralDisorder
  • Calm

    Down at the Local

  • adsffda

    I kinda feel like this should diminish the charges. horses are smart enough not to let you crash them, and even if you do they don't move fast enough to do nearly as much damage as a car could

  • Bling Nye

    This is why she should've had the dog drive the horse....of course.

  • TheQiwiMan

    So if DUI arrests are to keep the roads safer for other drivers, are DUI arrests while riding horses intended to keep the horses safe from the idiots riding them drunk?

  • Doog

    I didn't even think Australia had a legal limit.

  • Wooder

    I'd say give her the beer for innovative thinking....Gold star!

  • Ez

    They didn't blur out the horse's face?

  • Jenness

    We sure that horse wasn't wasted too? I want to see the video for that breathalyzer test.

  • GeneralDisorder

    SSSSSHHH!! The robots haven't figured out how to recognize horse faces yet. Don't encourage them.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    they should have a formula to determine the rider's blood-alcohol level that accounts for the sober horse. maybe multiply it by 0.6 or something.

    We need Ollie to weigh in on this as the resident horse riding expert.

  • The_Wretched

    That always sounds like driving while drinking. That's largely a legal activity unless it's an alcoholic drink. The problem comes once you're legally 'drunk' and also driving. Makes a ton more sense.

    Similarly, "hormone treated beef." No one sprays hormones on 'beef', that piece of meat in a butchers case. Hormones are injected via syringe into 'cows' - big animals that walk around and stuff.

  • shashi

    beef is cow? better switch to veal

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