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Police stop two Amish men for drinking and driving a buggy

Two Amish men in Ohio were allegedly drinking while driving their horse-drawn buggy down the road. The police say that they spotted a 12-pack of beer in the buggy and that the men were drinking as they drove. The officers pulled the buggy over just as they would any other vehicle.

Things continued to happen rather unexpectedly as they found that the buggy was outfitted with a loudspeaker system, which the men apparently listened to while they rode. This is common in cars, but not in Amish buggies, which typically shun modern technology.

When police tried to talk to the men, they got out of the buggy and fled the scene on foot. The horse, still with the buggy, took off in another direction. Officers stopped the horse and buggy, but they lost track of the men in the woods.

They did say that they were still trying to identify them and that they have to follow the same drinking and driving laws as anyone else. They noted that finding them could be difficult since they do not need to have a license for the buggy.

Police are keeping the horse and buggy, and they have asked the men to identify themselves to get it back. To keep the horse healthy and safe, they enlisted the help of a local farmer, who will watch it until they decide what needs to be done with it.

This is a unique case, but it does show that you can get OVI charges in many different ways, and all those who are facing charges need to know their legal defense options.

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