Authorities in Kentucky say a man was drunk when he briefly interrupted the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs by mounting a horse and riding toward the entrance of the historic track.
According to WKYT, police in Louisville believe Michael Wells-Rody walked into a restricted area, at which point he hopped on a horse and began riding it.
Authorities at the scene reportedly attempted to escort him out away from the horse track, noting that he resisted their instruction.
As reported by the Lexington Herald Leader, police say “the subject became loud and disorderly by causing an alarm to Churchill staff members.”
Officers eventually apprehended Wells-Rody and booked him into Jefferson County Detention Center on suspicion of criminal charges including public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
An arrest citation issued in the case indicates that Wells-Rody, a Georgetown resident, “was manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages” at the time he entered “a restricted area he was not authorized to be in.”
The suspect is expected to appear in court on Monday for an arraignment hearing.
[Featured image: Michael Wells-Rody, Louisville Dept. of Corrections]