"There's a Bud Light can sitting in there and he's passed clean out…We've got a drunk Amish guy passed out in a buggy."
Those are the words of Ashtabula (Ohio) Sheriff's Deputy Mike Talbert as he and other officers attempted to stop, yes, a drunk Amish guy in a buggy last Saturday morning at 2:43 a.m.
It's true, police in Orwell, Ohio received calls in the early hours of May 14 complaining of a buggy that was "all over the road."
I don't know if this guy was out at the bars or just over on the other side of town visiting his Amish friends for a game of Sheepshead, but either way he was trashed.
When officers encountered the man and his slow-moving buggy, they were unable to wake him from his slumber. He was "passed clean out" and officers pursued him for a few minutes before they decided to get out ahead of the buggy and block its path.
However, this didn't seem to work, as the buggy ran right into the patrol car and kept on a'going. A little further down the road they were able to wake Nathan Miller from his drunken snooze and the rest is history.
Mr. Miller blew a .063% (lightweight!) and was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence.
No word on what was done with the horse.
I have to say: I absolutely love the way officers handled this one. They were simply blown away and couldn't help but kinda laugh their way through it.
Here, watch the video:
Did you hear the officer?
"The horse knows how to get home."
I'm pretty sure dude was just going to let this thing work its way out and head back into town to fight crime.
Probably good that he intervened though.
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