Sunday, August 26, 2007

If you're driving around drunk, you should really try to avoid hitting a horse. Especially if there's a cop on it at the time.

A man driving a 2002 Buick recklessly early Sunday struck a Tampa police officer and the officer's horse, injuring both, Tampa police say.

Police charged Arleis Perez, 20, with driving under the influence about 4 AM. The incident began about 3:25 a.m., when plain clothes officers approached Perez' Buick as he was playing "amplified music" at East 7th Avenue and North 19th Street, according to a Tampa police release.

After seeing the officers, Perez rolled up his windows, locked his doors and recklessly drove. Four minutes later, while Officer Salvatore Mazza was trying to clear an intersection, Perez struck Mazza and his horse d'Artagnan, the release shows. Mazza and the horse landed on the Buick's hood and windshield. » Article here

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