-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
This is a question faced by many municipalities. That question will be answered in Austin, Texas, where two men were arrested this week for DWI while one was riding a horse and the other was riding a mule. It is perfectly legal to ride a horse in downtown Austin. The two were arrested on E. 6th Street, the where-it’s-happening place in Austin.
The men were luring people out of bars to take pictures and pet the animals.
Commander Jason Dusterhoft, of the Austin Police Department stated:
The law has recently changed and the motor vehicle definition is a little ambiguous, but they felt that it would fit that criteria.
That is one hell of an ambiguity.
It seems that the DWI charges have been dropped in lieu of public intoxication.
H/T: KVUE-TV (with video).