In a recent article by The Sun, a 29-year-old man celebrating his birthday caused quite a scene that ended with his arrest for suspicion of drunk driving. On Saturday, February 24th, at around 1 a.m. police were called to the eastbound lanes of the 91 freeway between Paramount Boulevard and Downey Avenue. When they arrived they found a man, later identified as Luis Alfredo Perez who was riding a white horse. Perez was just entering the 91 freeway on horseback when police stopped him to interview him and administer a sobriety test. When Perez failed the test, officials determined he was under the influence of alcohol. CHP officials said Perez was booked into the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department jail in Lakewood after being charged with driving under the influence on a horse. As for Perez’s horse, it was unharmed and released to Perez’s mother who responded to the scene promptly.
CHP officials were very surprised when they responded to the call as they had never expected to see a man on a white horse entering the freeway. When a person is under the influence they often lose all sense of rationality and tend to perform unusual acts. Though it is not common to see a man riding a horse on the freeway, it is unfortunately common for accidents to occur with a driver being under the influence and operating a vehicle. Innocent lives can be lost when a person decides to drive under the influence. There is no undoing the harm caused when someone takes a life after making the reckless decision to drive while intoxicated. If you know you will be drinking and need to go to another location, it is best to call a sober and stable driver to transport you to wherever you need to go in order to avoid the risk of accidents.
The DMV is required to take action against a driver when an accident occurs due to under the influence driving. The DMV seeks to ensure safety on the roads and discourage any irresponsible drivers that may hinder that from happening. The DMV will move to suspend the driver’s license immediately and he or she will not automatically be granted a hearing. A hearing must be requested and scheduled to have the opportunity to maintain the privilege to drive and if there are already penalties on one’s license prior to the accident this could cause even more trouble for the driver. It is crucial for the driver to conduct their research to find a professional and experienced team of DMV Experts who will schedule a hearing as soon as possible to ensure the most favorable outcome can be realized.
In the case of Perez, though it is an odd case, he would still have the right to be represented by a DMV defense team who deals with DUI offenses. California Drivers Advocates is a firm that can help defend traditional and commercial drivers at the DMV when their license and driving privileges are at risk of suspension or revocation. Rob Collier is the President and CEO. Mr. Collier is a Distinguished Graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Academy and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics School. As a member of an Orange County DUI task force, Mr. Collier had made more than 1,000 arrests for DUI. He has also written or reviewed more than 4,000 DUI arrest reports. Visit Rob and his team at their website or contact them at 1-888-281-5244 as they will be happy to answer any questions you may have at no obligation.