Accused drunk rider won’t buck system
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.