Published: August 09, 2011 | News Blog | 1295 Clicks
A British man fined $82 for driving his horse-drawn carriage while drunk said he ran a red light because the animal is colorblind.
John Mulvenna, 56, who also received a 12-month conditional discharge when he pleaded guilty in Barnsley, England, to a charge of being drunk in charge of a horse and carriage, maintained he went through the red light because his horse, Fred, is colorblind, The Daily Express reported Monday.
Hiroshi Nishizaki, 46, was arrested in Osaka, Japan, in May and accused of causing damage of the equivalent of about $5,500 by pouring urine on a neighbor's house on 169 occasions, because it was blocking Nishizaki's view.
The infamous Tim "the Tool Man" Allen was arrested and charged with drunk driving in May 1997 in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. Police say that he nearly fell over and couldn't count during a sobriety test. His sentence included a fine and mandatory counseling. But Allen is no stranger to the law-he was arrested in October 1978 in Detroit, Michigan for his part in a small drug dealing ring, charges for which he received a reduced sentence after "turning state's evidence" and ratting out his colleagues.