Amish man in buggy arrested after telling deputy he had 10 beers

A young Amish man was arrested last month in Ohio after he was caught blowing through a stop sign in a horse-drawn buggy, and later admitted to drinking 10 beers -- in an incident caught on police dashcam video.

The Geauga County Sheriff's Office told FOX8 a deputy was concerned about the possibility of a runaway horse, or a driver having a medical emergency, and followed the buggy until the driver pulled into a farm about 50 miles east of Cleveland on April 29.

Inside the buggy, the deputy found a 21-year-old Amish man and a 20-year-old woman, noted a "heavy odor of alcoholic beverages," and spotted an open beer can on the floor, according to FOX8. The driver told the deputy he had consumed 10 beers.

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The 21-year-old Amish man told police he had consumed 10 beers after he was pulled over when his buggy ran through a stop sign.  (Geauga County Sheriff's Office)

In the dashcam video, the 21-year-old man can be seen attempting to complete a field sobriety test but he appears unable to keep his balance. When the man was unable to pass any of the tests, he was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence, police told FOX8.


The young driver was found to have his blood alcohol content at one and a half times the legal time, police said.

Investigators told FOX8 the incident shows that no matter what an impaired person is driving, they pose a threat to themselves and anyone else on the road.

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