JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - He’s charged with an unusual crime. A man arrested for a DUI on a horse. It’s a crime that sheriff’s deputies in Jessamine County say was a first for them, but the man who’s charged in the case says he just as shocked as authorities. “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.” The deputy went on to say “Subject (Reynolds) had several beers in his saddle bag and a mason jar which he identified as moonshine.
Kentucky? No shit. Didn’t strike me as a Kentucky story. Old bro getting a DUI for riding his horse with a mason jar full of Moonshine in his saddle bag. Just doesn’t seem like a Kentucky type deal. Anyway I’m admittedly not too smart when it comes to legal matters and the law and shit but I got to imagine this is kind of easy to skate on the charges right? I mean first of all this dude wasn’t driving. The horse was. Unless the horse was slamming hooch and Bud heavies and blunts to the horse face I don’t really see why it matters how drunk the rider is. You just sit there. But then again Danny Reynolds probably isn’t too mad. Seems like this is kind of a rite of passage down in Kentucky. Like you haven’t gone full Redneck until you’ve been popped for horse DUI. Probably have a gigantic celebration party waiting for him when he gets out Derek Vinyard style except instead of white supremacists and Confederate flags it will be….ok I guess it will be pretty much the same thing.
PS- Bonus points for the diabetes excuse. That’s my go-to.