The Huffington Post Andy Campbell First Posted: 03/12/12 01:09 PM ET Updated: 03/12/12 03:25 PM ET
Friends don't let friends drink and buggy.
Cops in western New York arrested four young Amish adults on Sunday and slapped them with underage alcohol possession charges after they allegedly drank booze and crashed their buggy into a deputy's car. Police say the car had arrived on the scene to respond to complaints of people drinking in their buggies, MSNBC reported.
The unidentified men were riding down a rural road in Sherman -- about 80 miles southwest of Buffalo -- at about 7:15 p.m. when their buggy hit the Chautauqua County Sheriff's patrol car and flipped on its side, leaving all four with minor injuries, cops said.
There are conflicting reports that the patrol car hit the buggy when riders tried to change lanes.
Several other buggies reportedly fled the scene.
It's the second of two buggying and driving incidents in the same general area of New York in the past 8 months. In July 2011, 17-year-old Lewis Hostetler allegedly led a patrol car on a low-speed chase after a cop saw him drinking beer in his buggy. Hostetler was arrested after the short chase.