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Police looking for two Amish men who escaped after being stopped for drinking while operating horse and buggy

Posted at 7:53 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 20:53:36-04

A deputy in Ohio experienced an interesting stop recently, when he came across two Amish men drinking while operating their horse and buggy.

According to ABC News, the men were drinking alcoholic beverages while a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra was sitting in the buggy, that was outfitted with a "giant stereo system."

A deputy came across the buggy while on patrol on September 15. When he tried to stop them for questioning, the men jumped out of the buggy and disappeared into woods on the side of the road, according to a police report.

The horse also took off, taking the buggy with it, but the deputy caught up to it.

The deputy turned the horse over to a local farmer until the men come forward, and the police have made several calls to different people to pick up the horse, but no one has answered the phone.

Chief Deputy Joe Dragovich said that "the two men could be charged with failure to comply with the deputy's commands."

He added that drinking and driving laws still apply to the buggy, even though it's pulled by a horse and not licensed.