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Lady Arrested for Driving Under the Influence on a Horse

Posted by Vic Carmody | Nov 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Often we hear of people being arrested for driving under the influence in their car, truck, boat, or some other well-known type of vehicle.  53 year old, Donna Byrne was arrested for driving under the influence of a different sort of vehicle. 

Ms. Byrne was arrested and charged with drunk driving for riding a horse down a busy highway in Lakeland, Florida, while intoxicated.  Someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger.  When police arrived, they saw Ms. Byrne riding her horse in the road.

The officers conducted a sobriety test and Ms. Byrne's breath samples registered a blood alcohol level of .161.  The legal limit to drive in Florida is .08.  You can read more about this arrest at https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/florida-woman-horseback-charged-dui-n817231

This event goes to show that any form of driving under the influence can and will be charged.  If you find yourself in trouble with the law for driving any form of vehicle while under the influence, contact our office at 601-948-4444, we can help.  You will receive a free consultation to discuss your options.  Additionally, check out our attorneys Victor Carmody, Kevin Stewart, and Lance Mixon at http://www.mississippidui.com, at http://www.superlawyers.com, at http://www.avvo.com, and at http://www.martindale.com.

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Vic Carmody

Victor Carmody was employed by the Jackson Police Department as a police lieutenant from 1973-1980. With attorney Vic Carmody you get the best defense from knowing both sides of Mississippi driving under the influence (DUI / ms dui) law. Vic Carmody is an original Founding Regent and served as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense 2001-2002. He currently serves as a Fellow of the college and is active as an instructor during the summer trial college at Harvard Law School. Vic Carmody is the only attorney in the state who is board certified by the National College of DUI Defense. He is also the only attorney in the state who owns the Intoxilyzer® 8000 machine and possesses a DOT permit to operate the Intoxilyzer® 8000. He is the author Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 1st and 2nd editions, Mississippi DUI: Law & Practice, and the Mississippi Criminal Trial Practice Forms manual, part of Thomson West's "Mississippi Practice Series." Additionally, The DUI Book: Mississippi Edition, written by Victor Carmody and co-authored with Atlanta attorney William C. Head, is in the process of publication. Vic is the attorney who wrote the books on DUI defense in Mississippi! Vic Carmody has handled and tried DUI cases in 8 States and has presented DUI seminars in 15 states and 4 foreign countries. Mr. Carmody is considered by many as the best DUI attorney in the state. He was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Mississippi by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Vic currently serves as DUI chairman for continuing education seminars for the University of Mississippi. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he was recently selected as a Super Lawyer in DUI and criminal defense by the prestigious Super Lawyers organization. Vic is admitted to practice in all state courts in Mississippi, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Missisisppi, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Come see us in Flowood, at 781 Liberty Road, across from the Atmos Energy building.

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