New Law: A Horse is not a Vehicle

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on February 1st, 2006

I've commented about police and prosecutors constantly stretching the language of drunk driving laws to ensnare more citizens — for example, including wheelchairs, bicycles, lawn mowers and even horses within the definition of a "vehicle". Are skateboards next? Where does it end? With more laws, apparently:

Horses, Bikes May Be DUI-Free

Pierre, South Dakota – Intoxicated South Dakotans should be able to ride horses or bikes home from bars without fear of being arrested for drunken driving, legislators decided Wednesday. The House Transportation Committee voted 10-1 for a bill to exempt horses and bikes from the statutory definition of vehicles, sending HB1190 to the House floor…


(Thanks to Jeanne Pruett.)

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