View Full Version : TV News Reporter Arrested After Hitting NYPD Horse

04-01-2009, 09:20 AM
A former New York City police detective who is a TV news reporter for the Fox affiliate WNYW was charged with intoxicated driving after his car collided with a police horse on Monday night.

Michael Sheehan was arrested in Manhattan's SoHo area. Prosecutors said the 60-year-old Sheehan refused a breath test and this resulted in an automatic suspension of his license.

Defense lawyer Thomas Monaghan said the horse slammed into Sheehan's car, "not the other way around." He said the truth will vindicate Sheehan.

Prosecutor Jill Hoexter said the horse did not have to be euthanized. "I guess the horse is dead ?"

Sheehan was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court. He was released without bail and told to return May 19.

04-01-2009, 10:44 AM
The horse, named Manhattan, and his rider suffered minor leg injuries, and the spooked Manhattan was captured a block from the scene.

It sounds like the horse will be okay. :)

ralph wiggum
04-01-2009, 10:52 AM
I wonder if it was anything like when Alex Karras punched the horse in Blazing Saddles?