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Amish Buggy Drag Racing, Drinking: Youth Charged After Crash Into Police Car

85981=4849-AMISH-BUGGY-large570.jpg March 12 (Reuters) - Four Amish youths were charged with underage drinking after they crashed their horse-drawn buggy into a police cruiser in upstate New York, authorities said on Monday. Police were dispatched to the town of Sherman on Sunday night in response to complaints about Amish youths drinking and drag racing their horse and carriages on the road, said Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace. "These Amish kids in buggies were racing up and down the street," he said. "When police came, there were two buggies on the road and each was taking a lane of traffic up. One of the buggies tried to shift out of the way when a patrol car came and ended up crashing into it," Gerace said. The police report from the crash said the buggy flipped over and the horse broke free, running off to a nearby barn. Four youths, aged 18 to 20, were charged with underage possession of alcohol. Sherman is a town in western New York about 90 miles (145 km) south of Buffalo. The area is home to a large Amish community. (Reporting by Aman Ali; Editing By Barbara Goldberg and Doina Chiacu) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/amish-youth-charged-with-_n_1339865.html

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If their parents/elders don't rein them in 8-), they may find themselves reported to the ASPCA for cruelty/endangerement to their horses.

I certainly disagree with some of them with their stance on not having reflective safety triangles on their buggies. It's unsafe for their children and horses enough on the roads, but then to be arguing that having such a safety feature is a kind of vanity, especially when it is dark or gloomy is so like the Pharasees - sticklers for manmade tradition beyond common sense. Jehovah had laws about safety for his people in Isreal and if they claim to follow scripture, then the principles should be applied. It shows respect for life and has nothing to do with being 'showy'.

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