AOL News has a new home! The Huffington Post.

Click here to visit the new home of AOL News!

Hot on HuffPost:

See More Stories
Weird News

Amish Teen Leads Police on Horse-And-Buggy Chase

Jul 21, 2010 – 12:21 PM
Text Size
Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock Contributor

(July 21) -- Kids these days. Give them the keys to the horse and carriage, and they go wild.

Levi Detweiler, a 17-year-old Amish kid from Leon, N.Y., allegedly ran a stop sign in his horse and buggy, leading authorities on a mile-long low-speed chase.

Detweiler took a sharp turn too fast and turned the buggy over, rolling it into a ditch, police said. He then got out and fled on foot.

It took the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office a week to investigate the incident, which ended with Levi being charged with underage possession of alcohol, reckless endangerment, over-driving an animal, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

And, yes, "over-driving an animal" is an actual crime.

Read more at
CBSNews.
Filed under: Weird News
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


2011 AOL Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Today's Random Question

Jack Dowd, an entrepreneur from Iowa, sees the fears of Armageddon as an opportunity to make some cash. (Read More)