Amish Teen Leads Cops on Drunken Buggy Chase

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You have to be pretty stupid, or pretty drunk, to lead the police on a car chase. You have to even drunker, and certainly more Amish, to lead the police on a car-vs.-horse-and-buggy chase.

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Or maybe just brave. Lewis D. Hostetler,17, of Cattaraugus County, N.Y., was spotted by police at 1 a.m. drinking beer in his buggy. He led the cops on a "short chase"—we'll bet—but eventually pulled over in order to be arrested and charged with

resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with intent to consume by a person under age 21, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, insufficient tail lamps and littering on a highway.

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Why do we tolerate the Amish, who are frequently trying to outrun the police and sext our children? The answer: Scrapple.

[Buffalo News]

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"resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with intent to consume by a person under age 21, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, insufficient tail lamps and littering on a highway."

That tells me we have too many laws on the books and some of the ones we have are too widely defined.

I can understand resisting arrest... but it's ridiculous when it amounts to nothing more than:

Cop: "Come here right now"

Amish kid: "no"

Cop: Okay... he's resisting arrest... gonna nail him for that.

Obstructing governmental Administration??? That's a total bullshit catch all law that should come off the books.

Unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage... with intent to consume??? Also bullshit. Current drinking age restriction laws are bullshit. They should be knocked down to the age of 16. The reason is what happens is kids drink little and then go on a binge when they come of age. Or if they're underage and suddenly have access to some booze, they go crazy because they don't know when they'll be able to get it next. It's completely counter productive.

Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle? It was a fucking horse and buggy. The cop could have just driven around him... but nooooooo... gotta drum up those crime statistics. Gotta fight the decline of crime that has been going on for the past 20+ years.

Insufficient tail lamps? It's a fucking horse and buggy.

And for littering on the highway... did the horse take a shit or did the kid drop his beer due to the actions of the cop?

I'm sorry but this kind of thing tells me that county should consider cutting back their police budget.