Iowa Man with Zebra, Parrot in Truck gets DUI

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving.

Officers arrested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter of Cascade on Sunday in the parking lot of the Dog House bar, where people had been taking photos of the animals.

Reiter says the zebra and macaw parrot are pets and like riding
in the truck. Reiter claims he sometimes takes the animals into the
bar, but the owner says they're not allowed inside.

Officers gave Reiter a field sobriety test and charged him with
drunken driving. Reiter disputes the arrest. He says he was about
to let a passenger, a person, begin driving.

He says he thinks someone who came to see the animals called
police.


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