Greymouth police impounded an unusual mode of transport on Saturday night - a horse.
The owner of the animal, a 48-year-old Greymouth woman, rode it to Revington's Hotel, tethered it outside then offered patrons rides up and down Mackay Street.
Police said today that when she was asked to stop and take the horse home, she refused.
A police spokesman said the woman thought "it would be fun" for the patrons to have a gallop around. Police are not sure how many patrons took her up on her offer.
The woman was eventually arrested and charged with being drunk in a public place and disorderly behaviour.
"A woman who worked at the hotel, who had some horse experience led the animal to the police station," the spokesman said.
The horse was later picked up by the Grey District Council animal control officer, who took it to greener pastures. It has since been returned to its owner.By Greymouth Star