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A woman has been arrested for drink-riding in Hertfordshire.

Thirty-one-year-old Maxine Wiltshire was stopped by police at 2.45pm on Monday (26 January) when she rode through a shopping precinct in Hemel Hempstead.

She allegedly rode through a pedestrianised area of Henry Wells Square.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: “Ms Wiltshire has been charged with being in control of a horse in a public place while drunk.

Ms Wiltshire is due to appear at West Hertfordshire Magistrates Court on 20 February.

  • Meanwhile in Wyoming, America, a man was arrested after being accused of public intoxication while riding a white horse in a snowstorm.Benjamin Daniels, 28, was reported by a motorist as a road hazard for riding his horse in poor visibility conditions.