Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



79 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 114438 20-Feb-2013 01:02 Send private message

It's true

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866404
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8322862/Reined-in-for-being-drunk-on-a-horse

Was the women in the right?
The herald article claims she was charged with being drunk in a public place. How can that be?

Create new topic
1476 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 174


  Reply # 766114 20-Feb-2013 01:41 Send private message

I clicked on your herald link, read the first sentence and then proceeded to bash my head against a concrete wall.

I think the woman was a danger to the public. Surely a horse is classed as some kind of vehicle.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

919 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 766124 20-Feb-2013 05:31 Send private message

If you're operating a horse on the road, surely that must be classed as a vehicle?

1191 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Subscriber

  Reply # 766135 20-Feb-2013 07:20 Send private message

OP I am not sure what you are questioning, are you questioning that she was drunk, or that there is a charge for being drunk in a public place.

What she did was plain stupid, owning and training horses, I can see from the video the horse was very close to being in flight mode, when a horse is in flight mode it looses all sence of its training and would easily mow people down in order to get out of the situation.

the police needed to act in a way to defuse a dangerous situation, which from what I can see they did.




I know a little more than nothing but not much...

2917 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 491


  Reply # 766149 20-Feb-2013 08:13 Send private message

Asmodeus: If you're operating a horse on the road, surely that must be classed as a vehicle?


No.

Land Transport Act 1998 section (2)(1)

vehicle—
  • (a) means a contrivance equipped with wheels, tracks, or revolving runners on which it moves or is moved; and
  • (b) includes a hovercraft, a skateboard, in-line skates, and roller skates; but
  • (c) does not include—
    • (i) a perambulator or pushchair:
    • (ii) a shopping or sporting trundler not propelled by mechanical power:
    • (iii) a wheelbarrow or hand-trolley:
    • (iv) [Repealed]
    • (v) a pedestrian-controlled lawnmower:
    • (vi) a pedestrian-controlled agricultural machine not propelled by mechanical power:
    • (vii) an article of furniture:
    • (viii) a wheelchair not propelled by mechanical power:
    • (ix) any other contrivance specified by the rules not to be a vehicle for the purposes of this definition:
    • (x) any rail vehicle




7894 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 668

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 766198 20-Feb-2013 09:09 Send private message

A friend of mine was caught riding a bike drunk by the police, but a horse... that's an interesting one.




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer

Displaced Viking
4338 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1570

Subscriber

  Reply # 766247 20-Feb-2013 10:17 Send private message

Drunk and disorderly
public endangerment
Animal cruelty
Disorderly conduct
being absolutely stupid




Mike

just because it can be said does not mean it should be said

3427 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 272

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 766260 20-Feb-2013 10:39 Send private message

According to Wikipedia:

Being drunk in public is not specifically an offense unless the person who is intoxicated is a public nuisance, in which case they may be dealt with for 'disturbing the peace'.

1191 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Subscriber

  Reply # 766357 20-Feb-2013 12:24 Send private message

gehenna: According to Wikipedia:

Being drunk in public is not specifically an offense unless the person who is intoxicated is a public nuisance, in which case they may be dealt with for 'disturbing the peace'.


which she was, is that from NZ or elsewhere?




I know a little more than nothing but not much...

5770 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 301

Subscriber

  Reply # 766369 20-Feb-2013 12:41 Send private message

Sounds like some of the bystanders should have been breath tested as well looking at the video...




Regards,

Old3eyes

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Smoke billows from Auckland mall after "explosion" - Westfield West City
Created by freitasm, last reply by hio77 on 27-Feb-2015 19:33 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Net Neutrality effect here?
Created by gnfb, last reply by raytaylor on 27-Feb-2015 21:54 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


So, what made you join geekzone?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by alasta on 28-Feb-2015 11:35 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


The Evil that is ISIS
Created by networkn, last reply by Athlonite on 27-Feb-2015 00:52 (200 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Has my desktop got Wi-Fi?
Created by beenz, last reply by dclegg on 26-Feb-2015 15:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


And I have 4G at home! (RD3 Pukekohe)
Created by dickytim, last reply by quickymart on 26-Feb-2015 20:42 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


There is UFB that works like UFB and then there's Vodafone's UFB.
Created by FierceGuppy, last reply by Salami on 24-Feb-2015 15:06 (107 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


The debate over foreign drivers and testing
Created by timmmay, last reply by Geektastic on 28-Feb-2015 11:14 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.