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Houston woman pleads guilty to slapping horse

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HOUSTON (AP) - A woman accused of slapping a police officer's horse in the face has been sentenced to four days in jail after entering a guilty plea.

The Houston Chronicle reports that 48-year-old Diane Harvey pleaded guilty Friday to interfering with a police service animal.

Police say that on Tuesday, Harvey was intoxicated and sitting next to a large cup of beer when a mounted officer on patrol told her to pour out the beer. But she then began to drink it.

Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says that when the officer told her she would be arrested for public intoxication, she became angry and started to walk away. Silva says when the officer moved his horse to block her path, she slapped the horse.