Dispatchers probably thought callers were playing a bad joke when calls started coming in about a man riding a horse on a California freeway. But that’s just what officers discovered when they responded to the scene.

Luis Alfredo Perez was found drunk and on top of his white Arabian horse. Highway patrol officers arrested Perez for driving under the influence.

“So a horse walks onto the 91 freeway…no joke,” CHP said on Twitter. “Rider arrested by CHP for DUI in the greater Long Beach area. Don’t put yourself, your beautiful animal, or others in danger of being killed in traffic.”

Although Perez was under arrest, the horse, named Guera, was released into Perez’s mother’s custody after she arrived on scene.

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