More On Horse Riding While Intoxicated
As I noted yesterday, two men were arrested in Austin, Texas after riding their horses downtown while intoxicated. After initially being charged with DWI, the charges were later reduced to public intoxication, largely because Texas law does not consider a horse a “motor vehicle” that one is forbidden from driving while intoxicated.
Via Jonathan Adler over at The Volokh Conspiracy, it appears that the State of Montana takes a different view of horses and public intoxication:
By the way, Stephen Bainbridge gives the law professor’s take on the Texas story in a post from yesterday.