No course for a horse: Man rides onto California freeway

In this photo released by the California Highway Patrol, an unidentified officer administers a field sobriety test to a rider who made his way onto State Route 91 and was arrested for riding a horse under the influence.

Courtesy California Highway Patrol, Santa Fe Springs

In this photo released by the California Highway Patrol, an unidentified officer administers a field sobriety test to a rider who made his way onto State Route 91 and was arrested for riding a horse under the influence.

LONG BEACH, California (AP) – Authorities say a drunken man rode his horse onto a California freeway.

Los Angeles news station KABC-TV reports that the California Highway Patrol stopped the man early Saturday on State Route 91 in Long Beach.

Officers administered field sobriety tests, which registered blood-alcohol levels of 0.21 percent and 0.19 percent – more than double the legal limit.

The man was arrested and booked for riding a horse while under the influence. The white horse, Guera, wasn’t hurt and was released to the man’s mother.

The California Highway Patrol offered a message to the public on Twitter: “No, you may not ride your horse on the freeway, and certainly not while intoxicated.”

Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

Elvis Presley is running for congressional seat

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) – Elvis Presley is officially running for a congressional seat in Arkansas. But don't confuse him with the rock 'n' roll icon, unless he's performing.

Elvis D. Presley performs shows as the late superstar Elvis A. Presley, but he's also now filed to run as the Libertarian nominee challenging Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford.

Both men filed paperwork Monday to run for the 1st Congressional District in eastern Arkansas. Crawford has represented the area for four terms.

Presley has previously run for Arkansas governor, land commissioner and the state Legislature. The Libertarian Party selected its nominees at a convention over the weekend.

The one-week filing period for state and federal office in Arkansas ends Thursday.

Got skunks in your home? Don’t use a smoke bomb

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The man’s attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the crawlspace to the first floor. The fire eventually spread through the walls and attic of the rental property.