Alcohol factor in collision that severely injured horse in Southeast Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — California Highway Patrol officers say alcohol was a factor for both the driver and a person riding a horse involved in a collision Saturday night, severely injuring the horse.

The collision happened just after 7:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of East Casa Loma Street in Southeast Bakersfield.

CHP Sgt. Cecil McKinty said a the driver of a gray Toyota struck the horse traveling westbound on Casa Loma.

The horse was severely injured in the collision and the man on the horse suffered minor injuries.

The investigation was ongoing.

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