Friday, July 22, 2011
"Amish Teen Leads Cops On Drunken Buggy Chase"
[CONEWANGO, N.Y. -- An Amish teenager is accused of leading police on a short buggy chase Monday after deputies observed him drinking beer in the vehicle in western New York.
According to authorities, Lewis D. Hostetler, 17, was seen driving his buggy with a can of beer in his hand about 1 a.m. while sheriff's deputies were patrolling Route 62 south of Buffalo, The Buffalo News reported.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Hostetler led them on a brief chase, police said.
Hostetler was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with intent to consume by a person under age 21, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, insufficient tail lamps and littering on a highway.]