If you guess drunk driving, you are not even half way there . . .
Donna Byrne, 53, was driving under the influence but she driving a vehicle with only one horse power because it was a horse.
Byrne was stopped as she weaved her way down a road on her horse. She was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .161. That is twice the .08 limit in Florida. She is charged with drunk driving, animal neglect for endangering, and failing to provide proper protection for the horse.
In case you are wondering about the “vehicle” confusion, it is not a problem in Florida.
Section 316.003 extends the definition of “vehicle” to “Every device, in, upon or
by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway,
excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.”
This has been extended to even bicycles. State v. Howard, 510 So.2d 612 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1987).
Kudos: Professor Roger E. Schechter