6th Street Cowboy arrested for DWI on mule changes life

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on November 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 11:41 PM

AUSTIN, TX --- Sixth Street in Austin has certainly made a name for itself in the world of entertainment with its rows of bars, clubs and countless live music venues.

However on January 7th, 2011 the famous party strip made national headlines after the highly-publicized arrests of two Cowboys charged with D.W.I. while riding their horse and mule down the street.

Sam Olivo was one of those cowboys arrested.

An Austin Police Officer stopped them, performed sobriety tests on them and arrested them both.

“I called my little brother and I said don't tell mother or Dad, I'm out already.  He said turn on the TV. I said what channel? He said any channel!,” exclaimed Sam Olivo, who now calls himself the 6th Street Cowboy.

Olivo admits he had been drinking on top of pain pills for an accident the night he was arrested, however he has now been sober for almost a year. 

Olivo is also the front man in a band called “Native”.

“I'm feeling better. I don't miss it at all. I'm glad I did it. Things happen for a reason,” added Olivo.

Olivo and his band Native are on Kickstarter, a funding outlet for creative projects helping artists raise money for their projects. Olivo is trying to raise at least $10,000 in 30 days.

To help him and Native out, click here: www.6thStreetCowboy.org,

 

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