Ohio deputy encounters 'drunk Amish guy' slumped over in moving buggy
An Amish man in Ohio was the subject of a low-speed police chase on May 14 when he was asleep while operating a horse and buggy.
Ashtabula Sheriff's Deputy Mike Talbert attempted to stop the buggy at around 2:43 a.m. in Orwell, Ohio, but was unsuccessful and told other officers that the driver of the horse and buggy looked like he was asleep, according to Fox 8.
"There is a Bud Light can sitting in there and he’s passed clean out," Talbert says. "We got a drunk Amish guy passed out in a buggy."
"He just turned eastbound on Bogue and I yelled at the guy when he rode by," Talbert said. "There is a Bud Light can sitting in the d**n buggy and I hit the side of the buggy and hollered at the guy. He’s passed clean out. He’s slumped over."
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Police initially responded to 911 calls from people who claimed the buggy was "all over the road."
After pursuing the horse and buggy in a low-speed chase, the deputy eventually blocked the buggy with his car, but the buggy hit the cruiser.
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The person operating the horse and buggy was identified as Nathan Miller, who took a breathalyzer test and registered a .063%, according to police.
Miller was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence.
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