QLD Woman Arrested After Allegedly Drunk Driving A Horse To The Bottle-O

I don’t want to disparage Logan. There’s some great stuff in Logan: the Ikea, that one super good Lifeline superstore, the unmistakably iconic Hyperdome. The list goes on. But I will say that this story is a deeply Logan story – if you cut someone from Logan, they would bleed this story. (I do not recommend that you cut someone from Logan.)

According to the Queensland Police Service, a 51-year-old woman was arrested on Monday night after allegedly getting tremendously pissed and jumping on horseback to go down to the bottle-o to get a few more drinks.

According to the cops, they were called to a tavern on Springwood Road at around 11:30pm because of a woman refusing to leave the premise. The woman was allegedly highly intoxicated and, I can’t stress this enough, on a horse.

The woman, who was allegedly later found to have a BAC of 0.226 (over four times the legal limit), had ridden her horse through the drive-through section of the tavern.

The horse was walked back to Logan Central Police Station for processing and was then walked back to a residence in Marsden with the assistance of council workers.

The cops’ own blog post about it finishes with this factual but still very amusing sentence:

Police want to remind the public that drink driving does not just mean a vehicle, it can include a horse.

The woman will face Beenleigh Magistrates Court later this month.