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No course for a horse: Man rides onto Calif. freeway

LONG BEACH, Calif.

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 Feb. 24 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.”

Car vandalism culprit? Evidence points to bear

SONTAG, Miss.

Stealing a picnic basket is one thing. Mauling a car is quite another.

A Mississippi wildlife department biologist says a bear attacked a woman’s car Feb. 23 in the Sontag community about 60 miles south of Jackson.

Jamie Holt tells the Jackson Clarion-Ledger there were tooth and claw marks consistent with a bear on the front wheel wells and hood. There was headlight damage, and the front license tag holder was ripped off. There also was a muddy bear track nearby.

No one was inside the car, and it’s not clear what prompted the attack. There was no food inside.

A nearby trash can was untouched, as were apples in the yard.

Mississippi’s black bear population is growing, and bears are increasingly seen in areas where they’ve not been seen before.

Motorists offered ice cream as sweet relief from potholes

FRANKLIN, Mich.

A suburban Detroit business is offering a treat for those who have had their driving disrupted by potholes in recent weeks.

The Detroit Free Press reports Farmhouse Coffee & Ice Cream in Franklin is offering a free scoop of Ashby Sterling Ice Cream’s “Michigan Pothole” for those who have replaced a tire or fixed other damage due to a pothole.

The newspaper says to get a scoop, bring in a receipt from Feb. 1 and beyond detailing the repair. The promotion runs until March 25. The ice cream flavor is described as “thick black tar fudge and chocolate ice cream with chunky chocolate cookie asphalt pieces.”

Road crews in Michigan have stepped up efforts to patch potholes that have become damaging and dangerous amid fluctuating winter temperatures.

Associated Press

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