Police: Drunk man rides horse onto Calif. freeway

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A man who tested twice the legal limit for alcohol rode his horse onto the 91 freeway in Long Beach, California on his birthday, according to police.

California Highway Police officers responded around 1 a.m. Saturday to a report of a man riding a white horse on the eastbound 91.

Officers found the man on his horse.

They stopped the man and administered field sobriety tests, with results of .21 and .19 percent - or more than double the legal limit.

The man was arrested and booked for riding a horse under the influence.

He was identified as Luis Alfredo Perez of Placentia, with police documents indicating he turned 29 years old shortly before he was spotted on the freeway.

His horse Guera was unharmed and was released to Perez's mother.

The CHP offered a simple message to the public: "No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated," the agency wrote on Twitter.

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