Amish man charged with driving buggy drunk; 4 friends cited

Posted at 11:20 AM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 11:22:33-04

State police have charged an 18-year-old Pennsylvania Amish man with driving his buggy while drunk, with two friends on its roof.

Police have also cited Robert Miller, of Punxsutawney, and four friends, who ranged in age from 20 to 16, with underage drinking. The legal drinking age in Pennsylvania is 21.

State police announced the charges on Wednesday, though they stem from an incident July 8 in Canoe Township, Indiana County.

That's when police stopped the buggy-surfing men.

Police say all five had been drinking and had alcoholic beverages with them.

In Pennsylvania, it's illegal to drive if one's blood-alcohol content is 0.08 percent or greater. But for underage drinkers the threshold is just 0.02 percent.

Online court records don't list attorneys for the suspects.

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