Accused drunk rider won’t buck sys­tem

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

A DIS­ABIL­ITY pen­sioner accused of be­ing drunk while rid­ing a horse through a drive-in bot­tle shop says she prob­a­bly could have han­dled the reins if she was 10 times over the limit — but won’t do it again.

Char­maine Maguire, 51, al­legedly had a blood-al­co­hol content of .226 — more than four times the le­gal limit — and is accused of be­ing in charge of a horse while drunk.

Queens­land po­lice found her on horse Skippy out­side Lo­gan City Tav­ern on Mon­day night af­ter she had rid­den sev­eral kilo­me­tres.

“I am an al­co­holic and I do have a very high tol­er­ance to al­co­hol,” Ms Maguire said.

Ms Maguire said bot­tleshops in the area had served her on horse­back sev­eral times in the past.

Char­maine Maguire

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