This might surprise some people, but in Pennsylvania, you can get a DUI while riding a bicycle. The DUI law does not say “motor vehicle” it says “Vehicle.” And it defines “Vehicle” as “every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.” That being the case, this is just not something that comes up very often. But, in our state’s infinite wisdom, I would not be surprised if there is a crackdown on bicyclists.
As far as a horse, there is a Supreme Court case that determined that no, you can’t be charged with a DUI on a horse. What you have to appreciate is that for there to be a Supreme Court case, means that at some point some police officer somewhere had to charge someone with a DUI while riding a horse.
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