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Armando Martinez Ruiz Suspected Drunken Rider Arrested After Horse Tramples Young boy at Fair

After a horse bucked his rider and trampled a boy during a California parade Friday, police arrested the man who was thrown to the ground for DUI. Around 7:30 p.m., Armando Martinez Ruiz was thrown from his horse during the Colusa County Fair Parade. The Colusa Police Department reports an 8-year-old boy was trampled by the horse as it ran away.

The boy suffered a broken leg when the horse plowed through a group of spectators lining the parade route. Officers later found the horse and arrested Ruiz on a count of felony DUI. “In California, the same laws apply when riding horses as driving cars,” the Colusa Police Dept. said in a post on Facebook. The boy is recovering from his injuries, police said.

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