Gonna take my horse down to the holler since I lost my license for a DUI…gonna pound some Natty…can’t nobody tell me nothin’… poor John Arnold, the Tennessee Man who was pulled over for public intox Tuesday night while riding a horse on a dark road and it appears John didn’t think to put a safety vest on the horse so he didn’t get hit in the middle of the night.
I know John probably thought riding a horse while (allegedly) drunk wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but this is a new Tennessee, not your father’s Tennessee, and people turned him in. Cops came out, followed him until throwing on the lights and doing their job. Not going to lie, I’m ready for the police body cam for this one. It’s going to be good.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man after receiving reports of an “intoxicated person on a horse.”
According to an arrest affidavit for John Arnold, several people called in about a man riding a horse in the dark down Dallas Hollow Road in the dark Tuesday night.
Online court records also show Arnold lost his driver’s license for one year on February 11th, 2019 when he pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.
That’s right, public intox. Not a DUI for riding the horse.
Let’s be honest here, it’s amazing John was even able to get up on the horse. That’s a major accomplishment. Look at that face, this Iggy Pop twin pounds the brewskis and doesn’t stop till his ass is feeling real good — I assume. However, I bet John’s a fun guy at the bar. Seen a few things.Tennessee Man DUI on a horse/ via Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Why just a public intox for John? It appears Tennessee law doesn’t have a provision for drunken driving while on a horse. From Justia:
2010 Tennessee Code
Title 55 – Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 10 – Accidents, Arrests, Crimes and Penalties
Part 4 – Alcohol and Drug Related Offenses
55-10-401 – Driving under the influence of intoxicant, drug or drug producing stimulant prohibited Alcohol concentration in blood or breath.
55-10-401. Driving under the influence of intoxicant, drug or drug producing stimulant prohibited Alcohol concentration in blood or breath.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to drive or to be in physical control of any automobile or other motor driven vehicle on any of the public roads and highways of the state, or on any streets or alleys, or while on the premises of any shopping center, trailer park or any apartment house complex, or any other premises that is generally frequented by the public at large, while:
(1) Under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, narcotic drug, or drug producing stimulating effects on the central nervous system; or
(2) The alcohol concentration in the person’s blood or breath is eight-hundredths of one percent (.08 %) or more.
(b) For the purpose of this section, drug producing stimulating effects on the central nervous system includes the salts of barbituric acid, also known as malonyl urea, or any compound, derivatives, or mixtures thereof that may be used for producing hypnotic or somnifacient effects, and includes amphetamine, desoxyephedrine or compounds or mixtures thereof, including all derivatives of phenolethylamine or any of the salts thereof, except preparations intended for use in the nose and unfit for internal use.