DUI Law Still Apply to Horse and Bicycler Riders

Horse and bike riders, if you’ve enjoyed a few drinks, you still have to worry about being prosecuted under North Dakota drunk driving laws.

Today the Senate killed a House bill 26 to 19 that would have exempt riders of horses and bicycles from drunken driving laws. Those opposed to the bill say drinking has consequences and the state should still consider horses and bicycles as “vehicles.” Those in favor–say there would still be consequences, they’d just be less severe than a DUI.

Sen.David Rust: “There was no testimony in favor of this, besides the prime sponsor. There was no testimony against it, which makes you wonder, how important is it?”

The legislation would have still allowed riders on horses and bicycles to be charged with non-criminal offenses such as speeding or other traffic violations.
 

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