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Woman unfit to care for horse after DUI while riding

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by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted Dec 30, 2017 2:17 pm EST Last Updated Dec 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST
BARTOW, Fla. – A Florida judge says a sheriff’s office must retain custody of a horse whose owner was charged with drunken driving while riding the animal.

In a report by The Ledger , Polk County Judge Sharon Franklin said 53-year-old Donna Byrne was unfit to care for the horse. Franklin also said Byrne must complete treatment for alcohol addiction.

Byrne was arrested Nov. 2 after riding her horse down a highway. Police said her blood-alcohol level twice Florida’s legal limit.

Byrne’s attorney, Craig Whisenhunt, says he will revisit the custody issue at a Jan. 11 hearing regarding additional pending charges of disorderly intoxication, animal endangerment and culpable negligence.

Whisenhunt questions whether the charges applied to Byrne, saying she had not been disorderly and was a pedestrian under the law.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

 

Read the full article here: http://www.680news.com/2017/12/30/judge-woman-unfit-to-care-for-horse-after-dui-while-riding/

 

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