Saturday, September 05, 2009

Giddy Up

Don't Ride 'Em, Cowboy

A man in Tennant Creek, in Australia’s Northern Territory, has lost his driving licence for riding his horse home from a pub while drunk in April, despite being told by police not to do so. A local magistrate has now disqualified the man from driving for six months.

FOOTNOTE: Rein forecast.


Akelamalu said...

Drunk in charge of a horse? LOL

richies said...

Now he will have to ride his horse.

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Maggie May said...

Well..... I suppose if you aren't in control of a horse it could do a lot of damage. Especially to the horse!

smiles4u said...

That is too funny.

Craver Vii said...

It doesn't seem right to me that he would lose a driver's license for riding a horse, but maybe that judge had more facts than we see in the short version of the account.

I wonder if it was illegal to ride his horse where he was.

jay said...

Uuhh ... well, I can see where riding a horse home drunk would be bad, but how come he loses his car licence when he wasn't driving? What's the connection?

What am I missing here?

Oh, and didn't our great-grandfathers routinely let the old horse find his way home when they were too drunk to steer? LOL!

Madame DeFarge said...

One wonders how Tam O'Shanter would have coped with this magistrate.