The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that riding a horse while drunk is legal. The ruling reversed a DWI conviction against a caballero in a 2002 incident in which a drunk driver's truck hit a rider's horse as they were leaving a rural bar. Citing an analogous incident from Utah, the majority opinion found the state's drunk driving law was sufficiently "vague" when referring to animals, and the sentence was deemed unconstitutional.
Horse Riders Can't Be 'Drunken Drivers,' Say Pa. Justices
The Associated Press
September 24, 2004