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Can you ride a horse when you're drunk?

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While it is physically possible to ride a horse while intoxicated, the legality of doing so varies depending on local laws and regulations. Different states interpret the legal status of a horse; state law in Michigan as of 2014, for example, classifies horse traffic like automobiles.

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Can you ride a horse when you're drunk?
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In Michigan, local intoxicated driving laws are worded so they only apply to drivers of motor vehicles. Being drunk on a horse in Michigan does not result in a DUI. However, the rider can still be cited for any violations that are committed, such as public intoxication laws. In Alabama in 2007, a woman was arrested for DUI after ramming a police car with the horse she was riding.

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