Residents of Amish communities famously eschew almost all trappings of modernity. No TV, no telephones, limited use of electricity, and, gasp, no Autoblog! But there comes a time in a young Amish person's life when they're allowed to go out and taste the world. And sometimes alcohol.
Case in point: Sunday evening, police in Sherman, N.Y. were responding to reports of a group of young Amish having a "buggy party." Before they could get there, though, another buggy carrying four Amish allegedly switched lanes abruptly and collided with the patrol car.

The buggy flipped, injuring one of the passengers and, we imagine, spilling what police say was the fruits of a beer run.

The crash must have been loud enough for the partygoers to hear, because when the cops finally showed up, several buggies were observed fleeing the scene.

The four passengers of the bashed-up buggy are charged with underage possession of alcohol. The driver, 20, faces additional charges since police say he admitted to being the host of the party.

And, by the way, the horse is fine. Police say it, wisely, fled the scene and took shelter in a nearby barn.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Kids these days should be more careful. Some of the new modern Amish Carriages, can get up to two horse power!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was hoping to see a low speed buggy chase
      Bret Frohwein
      • 3 Years Ago
      Several Buggies were "fleeing" the scene? LOL
      • 3 Years Ago
      What happened to the horses??? Don't leave out the important stuff.
      • 3 Years Ago
      There ought to be a law that Amish have signs on the back of their buggies saying, "How's my driving''?
      • 3 Years Ago
      "And, by the way, the horse is fine. Police say it, wisely, fled the scene and took shelter in a nearby barn" and was later charged with leaving the scene of an accident ;)
      Justin Graziano
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a great way to waste taxpayer money, officers! While millions of over-21 drunk drivers continue to drive recklessly and run over innocent people, the police waste their time and our money arresting passengers who aren't driving or doing anything harmful what-so-ever, because their age hasn't reached the government-mandated magical number of 21. So much for "land of the free".
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who edits these things? For the love of all that is good and holy, please watch the extra commas. They are sprinkled like croutons on a salad here.
        Alphonse Capone
        • 3 Years Ago
        Not sure what grammar school that you attended, I read and re-read it several times, it seems the article was written in perfect form. Perhaps the writer wanted to emphasize certain points that you might've mistaken for excessive commas usage.
      Alan Rowley
      • 3 Years Ago
      I loved seeing this I read it in the paper yesterday. I live near this small town never thought I'd see anything from around here on this site wow to funny
      • 3 Years Ago
      I predict that they will be in even more serious trouble after they get out of jail and go home. Was the horse sober?
      Old Granny
      • 3 Years Ago
      @Sake of Animals - you are a bitter person and I feel sorry for you. Most of the things the Amish buy they make themselves in their own community. Did you look at the second half of the verse you quoted? I did not think so. Your words are contentious and bitter as an evil person's.
      Rick BailieSr
      • 3 Years Ago
      WHERE"S PETA! Outcry for animal abuse. Maybe the horse was indulging as well. After hours of interrogation, the horse still refuses to admit to any wrong doing. He tried to pass the blame off to a guy named WILBUR!!!!!!!!
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