‘We’ve got a drunk Amish guy’: Horse-drawn buggy driver charged after hitting deputy’s cruiser
CLEVELAND (WOIO/Gray News) – A 21-year-old man has been charged with operating a vehicle while impaired for an incident involving a horse-drawn buggy.
According to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call May 14 for a “reckless operator” driving a horse-drawn buggy on the wrong side of the road.
Deputies got in front of the buggy, but the driver did not stop.
“We’ve got a drunk Amish guy passed out in a buggy,” a deputy could be heard saying on body camera video.
As the buggy passed by, the deputy said he saw the driver slumped over with a beer can nearby. Officials pursued the buggy for a short time before it eventually stopped.
As deputies tried to gain control of the horse, it lunged forward and crashed the buggy into a cruiser.
The driver, identified as 21-year-old Nathan Miller, was arrested and treated at the scene for minor injuries.
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