A man has been arrested for a DUI … on a horse.
Sheriff’s deputies in Jessamine County say that this was a first for them, but the man who’s charged in the case says he just as shocked as cops.
“I had know idea you could be arrested for something like this,” Danny Reynolds said.
Reynolds, 55, said he was trail-riding with some friends on John Watts Road near his home when he had to stop and take a break.
“I’m severely diabetic, so I stopped to eat some crackers to bring my sugar levels down when the deputy arrived and told me to get off my horse,” he said.
Reynolds admits to drinking a couple of beers. “I normally don’t drink, but we were celebrating my son’s birthday.”
He claims his diabetes made him light-headed when the deputy told him to get down, and that’s why he staggered, not because he was drunk.
“The deputy said he wasn’t going to arrest me until I started to stagger,” Reynolds said. “That’s when he placed me under arrest and took me to jail.”
According the arrest citation Reynold’s blood alcohol level was two-times over the legal limit. The arresting deputy stated “Upon a search of his pockets I located a package of rolling papers and a baggie of marajuana (sic).”
The deputy went on to say “Subject (Reynolds) had several beers in his saddle bag and a mason jar which he identified as moonshine.
“I’ve never seen it and I’ve been on the department for 23 years,” said Chief Deputy Allen Peel, with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office.
“It’s a very unique case,” said Peel. “But he could have swerved into a car, causing danger to himself and others.”
“I really didn’t mean to cause any harm,” Reynolds said. “I definitely learned my lesson and I hope other riders pay attention.”
Reynolds is charged with non-motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He will answer to the charges in two-weeks.
Kentucky law (KRS 189.520) prohibits the operation of a non-motorized vehicle (a vehicle that is not a motor vehicle) while under the influence of intoxicants or substance which may impair a person’s driving ability. That includes, those who are riding horses, bicycles, skateboards, etc.
A Turkish man was detained in Bursa province in the Marmara region for allegedly raping a duck.
Police forces detained the man following complaints from his in-laws, who claimed he had raped one of their ducks during an overnight stay in their house.
The man’s father-in-law said he found “feathers and blood” in a bed with the duck.
The duck was “unable to walk,” according to the father-in-law. The man’s mother-in-law said she later discovered the man’s bloody shirt by a tree the next morning.
The 50 year-old suspect denied all accusations, calling them all “slander.”
The duck was found to have suffered deformation and damage to its intestines and underwent several operations.
It is now reportedly in good condition and remains in a veterinarian’s care.
Four students from Southwestern Oklahoma University were given the option of crawling back to an apartment or being arrested for public intoxication by a police officer, one of the students said.
“I’m not contesting that I was intoxicated,” said Dylan Frizzell, 22, one of the four male students involved. “I’m just upset at the way we were treated.”
Police Capt. Todd Doyals said that police officials are aware of the accusation and an internal investigation is in progress.
“If the allegations are true, Chief Byron Cox of the Weatherford Police Department will take the necessary disciplinary actions in the matter,” Doyals said.
Given the option of crawling or being arrested, Frizzell’s companions chose to crawl the 20 yards or so to the apartment stairway. Frizzell said he refused and was arrested.
“It was just the humiliation of it,” he said. “While they were crawling, there were a lot of taunts and dog calls and stuff.”
Frizzell said three police officers were involved in the incident and “one appeared to be the ringleader.”
The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday as the students were walking back to an apartment after drinking at a house about 100 yards away, he said.
Frizzell said the students weren’t disrespectful to the officers.
“We did not in any way make it difficult for them,” he said.
The officers offered to give him a sobriety test, but he told them “there was no need for the test because I’m not in any way sober. I was arrested then,” he said.
Frizzell said he spent 5 1/2 hours in jail Sunday before posting $84 bail and being released about 8 a.m.
Upset by the way the students were treated, Frizzell wrote a letter that appeared Wednesday in a local newspaper.
A pair of teenage boys from Florida came up with a cunning plan to shoplift items from Walmart.
A 17-year-old boy posed as an plainclothes cop and “arrested” his underage buddy for supposedly shoplifting $20 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards from their local Walmart.
The young perps–who hatched the “fake arrest” plot as a cover for swiping four decks of trading cards–were arrested after a suspicious store manager, Laura Dougherty, followed them from the Port St. Lucie retailer and watched as Brandon Rhoads, 17, unlocked a set of toy handcuffs from the wrists of his 14-year-old cohort.
According to a police report, the bizarre incident occurred Monday at around 3 AM. Rhoads entered the Walmart with a “gun in a holster on his hip” and “quickly opened and closed his wallet, showing the 52-year-old Dougherty a badge,” noted investigators.
The teen then approached his friend and “placed handcuffs on him” before walking him out of the store (with the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards). When the duo realized that Dougherty was following them, they fled on foot.
Cops nabbed the duo as they ran through a nearby parking complex. Rhoads was carrying a “black bi fold wallet with a badge” and “a set of ‘toy handcuffs’ silver in color.” Police also retrieved a pellet gun that Rhoads threw while being pursued by officers. The Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were recovered during post-arrest searches of Rhoads and his buddy.
Both suspects copped to stealing the cards and “planning a ‘fake arrest’ in order to ‘not get caught.’”
Rhoads was charged with impersonating a police officer, a felony, and resisting an officer. His friend was charged with retail theft and resisting an officer, both misdemeanors.
A man called Michigan police after a prostitute raised her prices after he already paid her for her services.
Police were called to the man’s Ann Arbor residence at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a robbery, AnnArbor.com reported.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the man and woman, a 19-year-old from Ohio whom he contacted online, agreed on a price for the woman’s services, but when the man handed over the cash, the woman suddenly raised her price.
The man then called police.
“So, she was arrested,” Bush said.
Bush said the man and the woman’s stories of the situation differed and that the man was not arrested, but it will ultimately be up to Washtenaw County prosecutors to determine charges in the case.
Police did not release any information regarding the price of the transaction, or the names of the people involved.
Police in Thibodaux, Louisiana, say a man soiled himself in order to avoid arrest.
They say they pulled over Wayne Benoit, 53, at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday after officers noticed Benoit’s truck swerving in the road, nearly striking a cyclist.
According to police, Benoit smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.
Once Benoit realized that he was going to be placed under arrest, officers said he began straining and purposely soiled himself.
Officers said Benoit thought he would be released after the episode.
The act didn’t deter officers from arresting him, however.
Benoit was taken to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center, where it was determined he had a blood alcohol level of 0.20.
North Korean officials imprisoned Willem van der Bijl during a recent visit to the communist state. So it might be a little surprising that the Dutch stamp collector became a columnist for a state-run publication, endorsing the country’s elections system.
The thing is, it was just as much of a surprise to van der Bijl, who did not actually write or endorse the column.
In an interview with NK News, he explains that while visiting North Korea, he and a friend were suddenly arrested by 15 state agents after viewing a North Korean elections polling station.
“They jumped out of the vans and one guy—I later found out he was a major secret police officer—yelled at me in Korean,” van der Bijl tells the paper. “I was arrested for espionage and wrongdoings against the state. Next to him was a guy who translated the yelling into English.”
After being imprisoned and fed boiled rice for days, he was finally released back to his country. But later on, he heard about the fabricated elections endorsement.
So where did the “endorsement” actually come from?
Van der Bijl says he made an ironic comment to several journalists asking for his take on the North Korean voting experience, during which he said, “This opportunity gave me totally new view on how elections are held.”
“From their point of view, a foreigner who says he is surprised etc., and if you miss the ironic undertone, is a perfect piece of propaganda,” he said. “Later I found out, my ‘interview’ is on the Internet as well, and even signed by me, with what is indeed my signature, as a scan from my passport.”
In the full interview, van der Bijl goes into specific detail about how the “free” election system works in North Korea, which is definitely worth a read.
And despite being imprisoned and used as a propaganda tool, van der Bijl says he’d still like to make a return visit someday, albeit under less restrictive circumstances.
“I really would like to go there again, even tomorrow,” he said.
A man claiming to be Justin Bieber was arrested on a public drunkenness complaint. Oklahoma City police responded to a disturbance call about a man breaking a neighbour’s windows at about 3:40 a.m. on July 20.
Officers found a man bleeding from several cuts. He acted belligerently and called an officer a “white devil.”
When police asked the man who he was, he repeatedly told them his name was Justin Bieber.
The suspect was confirmed to be Kenneth Irvin Gunn, 48, and “not, in fact, Justin Bieber.”
Police arrested Gunn on a complaint of giving false information.
Port Moody, British Columbia, police had their hands full over the weekend dealing with a teenager who decided to pick a fight with a mailbox, apparently while high on LSD.
The incident started at around 5 a.m. on Sunday at the corner of Moray Street and Portview Place.
Police were called to the area after a passerby saw someone dancing, talking then fighting a mailbox.
“Our members attended and saw this 15-year-old kid literally talking to this mailbox and full-out fighting it,” said Port Moody police spokesman Const. Luke van Winkel.
He said the officers tried to calm him down, but it was clear the teen, described as being six feet tall, was under the influence of some type of substance.
The incident turned serious when police tried to take him into custody. The teen turned his rage toward the officers.
It ultimately took three officers to subdue the youth. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for cuts and bruises and released with no charges.
“It’s just a kid who made some bad choices. Criminal charges aren’t in the best interest for that kid, ” Van Winkel said, adding police don’t believe the teen made a conscious decision to fight with the officers.
A pair of tweets was sent out by the police department that morning regarding the incident: “A call of a male fighting with a mailbox. Mailbox fighter arrested after violently fighting with police.”
The department said such incidents highlight the difficulties officers face when dealing with people on illegal substances.
“When people are on drugs – on these types of stimulants – it’s amazing what they can do, these are three big police officers,” Van Winkel said.
“That’s part of the drug use.”
He also noted it’s quite rare nowadays for teens to be using LSD, which is a hallucinogenic, because it can lead to a bad trip.
He added designer drugs like ecstasy are more common.