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2013-09-10 04:55:58 PM
Well I've been to the drunk tank on a horse with no name
 
2013-09-10 04:58:18 PM
Patrick Schumacher is facing charges of riding a horse while under the influence of alcohol after witnesses saw the rider and horse occasional wandering into traffic on Broadway near the University of Colorado-Boulder Monday afternoon.

Was he shouting, "Save a horse, ride a cowboy!"?
 
2013-09-10 05:06:23 PM
Huh...riding under the influence appears to be a different crime than driving under the influence.  I looked around, couldn't find a legal reference, just the "dumb laws" websites referring to it. It also appears that RUI is legal in most states.
 
2013-09-10 05:09:31 PM

dj_bigbird: It also appears that RUI is legal in most states.


No. They just prosecute you under DUI or DWI laws. Same thing if you're riding a bike or lawn mower while drunk.
 
2013-09-10 05:10:46 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: dj_bigbird: It also appears that RUI is legal in most states.

No. They just prosecute you under DUI or DWI laws. Same thing if you're riding a bike or lawn mower while drunk.


Actually, one of the sites I found had the state (PA?) Supreme Court ruled that DUI/DWI don't apply to horse riders.
 
2013-09-10 05:11:09 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: dj_bigbird: It also appears that RUI is legal in most states.

No. They just prosecute you under DUI or DWI laws. Same thing if you're riding a bike or lawn mower while drunk.


Or public drunkenness laws.  Unless you're in New Orleans, in which case public drunkenness is almost a requirement
 
2013-09-10 05:12:06 PM
I can't wait for the story to hit Fark when some old drunk gets a riding a wheel chair UI.
 
2013-09-10 05:14:44 PM
Wilbur!
 
2013-09-10 05:16:26 PM
The adventure should have been exciting and rustic, and would likely have been private and anonymous, if he had stayed sober.  Getting a DUI (or equivalent) and getting the dog and horse impounded makes the whole thing a very sad situation for him and the animals, who are certainly traumatized by the separation and impediment.

He should have let the horse drive.
 
2013-09-10 05:18:01 PM
FTA: Schumacher said he previously lost his driver's license, so he decided to ride his horse to Utah. Late Monday night, Schumacher was released with no bond conditions.

no laws against drinking and riding.

/Hit the road jack
//and don't you come back no more
 
2013-09-10 05:22:58 PM
It's different that DUI because DUI's involve vehicles, no matter the size, with motors...

Motors don't have the good sense to stop before plowing into people or buildings or other cars.

Horses, for the most part, unless they're crazed with fear, will not aimlessly crush shiat in front of it.

Just my guessing on this...but it sounds logical.
 
2013-09-10 05:25:56 PM
This happens quite a bit where I'm from. Not sure why it's news.
 
2013-09-10 05:35:12 PM
What was Drew arrested for? RTFA. Ahh, I guess it was someone else's turn.
 
2013-09-10 05:41:37 PM
So he's riding a horse 600 miles to Utah?

I can understand the thrill of adventure and all that but c'mon man... greyhound is reasonably priced. Sure, its not the best way to go, but it beats riding a horse. Shoot, even the Amish take buses nowadays.
 
2013-09-10 05:43:17 PM

dj_bigbird: Huh...riding under the influence appears to be a different crime than driving under the influence.  I looked around, couldn't find a legal reference, just the "dumb laws" websites referring to it. It also appears that RUI is legal in most states.


I can't remember the state, but I looked it up once because Fark. It was illegal, and considered Operating a Nonmotorized Vehicle Under the Influence. At least in that one state.
 
2013-09-10 05:45:50 PM
Also, Subby, I need to give you a little help with that headline. "Drunk guy finally released from jail. As was the horse he rode in on"

I know it spoils the joke, but the way it was, he was released from jail and released from his horse, which gave me an entirely different mental picture altogether.
 
2013-09-10 05:48:18 PM

namegoeshere: dj_bigbird: Huh...riding under the influence appears to be a different crime than driving under the influence.  I looked around, couldn't find a legal reference, just the "dumb laws" websites referring to it. It also appears that RUI is legal in most states.

I can't remember the state, but I looked it up once because Fark. It was illegal, and considered Operating a Nonmotorized Vehicle Under the Influence. At least in that one state.


Which is just stupid.  A horse isn't a vehicle.
 
2013-09-10 05:56:22 PM

Rawhead Rex: It's different that DUI because DUI's involve vehicles, no matter the size, with motors...

Motors don't have the good sense to stop before plowing into people or buildings or other cars.

Horses, for the most part, unless they're crazed with fear, will not aimlessly crush shiat in front of it.

Just my guessing on this...but it sounds logical.


Except the horse is not capable of making critical decisions and if the rider drunkenly tugs left while on the right side of the road he may walk in front of a car coming from behind
 
2013-09-10 06:47:53 PM

LeroyBourne: I can't wait for the story to hit Fark when some old drunk gets a riding a wheel chair UI.


http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/07/woman_in_wheelchair _charged_wi.html
 
2013-09-10 08:15:31 PM

namegoeshere: Also, Subby, I need to give you a little help with that headline. "Drunk guy finally released from jail. As was the horse he rode in on"

I know it spoils the joke, but the way it was, he was released from jail and released from his horse, which gave me an entirely different mental picture altogether.


Ditto. My first thought: How they got him into the horse, I have no idea.
 
2013-09-10 08:33:53 PM
Meh,

Tarla

/not obscure
 
2013-09-10 09:00:55 PM
Guy at work ran into this guy at a gas station in Golden on Saturday.  He was watering the horse, and the guy said he looked like he had his poop in a group.  I guess he didn't really though as Boulder is not on the way from Larkspur to Grand Junction.

/surprised he made it so far though
 
2013-09-10 10:35:14 PM
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2013-09-11 02:06:16 AM

ski9600: Guy at work ran into this guy at a gas station in Golden on Saturday.  He was watering the horse, and the guy said he looked like he had his poop in a group.  I guess he didn't really though as Boulder is not on the way from Larkspur to Grand Junction.

/surprised he made it so far though


Seriously - there's a ton of concrete in between the springs and Boulder.  Maybe he was headed through the Fort to Larimie and then west?
 
2013-09-11 04:51:54 PM
However this does highlight a glaring omision from google maps - There is a clear lack of a "Horseback" option for directions.
 
2013-09-11 11:27:07 PM

walkerhound: ski9600: Guy at work ran into this guy at a gas station in Golden on Saturday.  He was watering the horse, and the guy said he looked like he had his poop in a group.  I guess he didn't really though as Boulder is not on the way from Larkspur to Grand Junction.

/surprised he made it so far though

Seriously - there's a ton of concrete in between the springs and Boulder.  Maybe he was headed through the Fort to Larimie and then west?


Not sure, I just have the one point of contact at 6th ave and Colfax .  Supposedly he started his journey in Larkspur (south of Castle Rock) and was headed toward Bryce NP, UT or Grand Junction, CO or both.  Now, on a horse, I'd probably try to hook up on the Colorado Trail, but that ends in Durango, which is near Bryce, but pretty far from GJ, CO.  And if you're starting in Larkspur, you wouldn't go near Boulder.

Anyway, I guess this guy was just riding his horse along the public right of ways...
 
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