Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
A Kentucky man, Danny Reynolds has been charged with an unusual crime, he was arrested and charged with a DUI on a horse.
WKYT is reporting that sheriff’s deputies are saying this is a first for them, but the man who has been charged is shocked.
“I had know idea you could be arrested for something like this,” Reynolds said.
The 55-year-old Reynolds was trail-riding with friends when he had to stop to take a break. “I’m severely diabetic, so I stopped to eat some crackers to bring my sugar levels down when the deputy arrived and told me to get off my horse,” he said.
Reynolds does admit to drinking a couple of beers. “I normally don’t drink, but we were celebrating my son’s birthday.”
However Reynolds is claiming his diabetes made him light-headed when the deputy told him to get off the horse, and that is why he stumbled, not the drinking.
“The deputy said he wasn’t going to arrest me until I started to stagger,” Reynolds said. “That’s when he placed me under arrest and took me to jail.”
The arrest record says Reynold’s blood alcohol level was two-times the legal limit. “Upon a search of his pockets I located a package of rolling papers and a baggie of marajuana,” the arresting deputy stated.
The deputy went on to say “Subject (Reynolds) had several beers in his saddle bag and a mason jar which he identified as moonshine.
“I’ve never seen it and I’ve been on the department for 23 years,” said Chief Deputy Allen Peel, with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office.
“It’s a very unique case,” said Peel. “But he could have swerved into a car, causing danger to himself and others.”
“I really didn’t mean to cause any harm,” Reynolds said. “I definitely learned my lesson and I hope other riders pay attention.”
Reynolds has been charged with non-motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.