Published: August 09, 2011 | News Blog | 1246 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.
A Meadow Drive woman reported Thursday that sometime on June 22, someone entered a bedroom in her house and stole a pair of diamond earrings worth $1,100. The woman's daughter reportedly admitted that she sold the earrings to a dealer for $50.
In Nashville, Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans was charged with DUI an possession of a firearm under the influence in May 2003. Police stopped the 30-year-old McNair after spotting his 1999 Lincoln Navigator weaving erratically in downtown Nashville. The quarterback's Breathalyzer indicated.18--nearly twice the state's .10 blood alcohol limit. Police also found a 9 mm pistol in McNair's SUV; although McNair held a valid permit to carry the pistol, Tennessee law makes it illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence.
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