Missoula
50° F
Clear
Clear
Kalispell
59° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Bozeman
48° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Woman charged with DUI after drunken horse ride

By Associated Press
Published On: May 10 2013 04:35:44 PM MDT
Updated On: May 10 2013 04:36:17 PM MDT
HORSE
BILLINGS, Mont. -

A Billings woman has denied drunken driving for an arrest that happened shortly after police escorted her home when they found her riding a horse while intoxicated.

43-year-old Dawnalee Ellis-Peterson was arraigned on the felony DUI charge Friday before District Judge Mary Jane Knisley. She also pleaded not guilty to driving without a license or insurance.
    
Prosecutors say Ellis-Peterson was "extremely intoxicated" on the morning of April 29 as she rode a horse on a Billings street. Officers spoke with her and allowed her to return home.
    
A short time later, a neighbor called police to report the woman had just driven away in a pickup truck. Officers located Ellis-Peterson and arrested her.
    
Ellis-Peterson has previous DUI convictions in 1993, 1997 and 2007.