Police in western New York say that they have charged four young Amish adults with illegal possession of alcohol after their buggy collided with a police car which was responding to a report of a drinking party under way.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said that the crash occurred around 7:15 Sunday in the rural town of Sherman, near the Pennsylvania border in New York’s southwest corner.
The Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were responding to reports that people were drinking in several Amish buggies on a country road.
As a patrol car arrived on the scene, one of the Amish buggies changed lanes, colliding with the police vehicle. The buggy flipped onto its side, causing minor injuries to one of the people on board.
Police say that several other buggies fled the scene.