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Lewis D. Hostetler, Amish Teen, Arrested For Allegedly Drinking Beer In Horse And Buggy And Leading Police On Chase

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Investigators in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., say they have apprehended an Amish teen who tried to escape from deputies in a horse and buggy -- similar to the one pictured in this file photo. Before the chase, deputies say they saw Lewis D. Hostetler, 17, holding an open can of beer in his buggy. | AP

There are hot pursuits, and there are trot pursuits.

After a short attempt at a hoof-powered getaway, an Amish teen who was allegedly spotted drinking beer in a horse and buggy was locked up by sheriff's deputies in Cattaraugus County, N.Y.

Deputies say they saw Lewis D. Hostetler, 17, holding an open can of beer inside his buggy on Route 62 at around 1 a.m. on July 18, The Buffalo News reports.

When the driver of the buggy refused to stop, police chased the carriage and apprehended the suspect, according to the paper.

Hostetler has reportedly been hit with a number of charges including resisting arrest, unlawful possession of alcohol, obstructing governmental administration, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, littering, and operating a vehicle without tail lights.

This isn't the first time an Amish teen in Cattaraugus County has galloped towards trouble with the law after allegedly drinking and driving an animal.

Last year, 17-year-old Levi Detweiler was arrested after he purportedly lead police on a one-mile chase until he took a turn too quickly and rolled over his buggy.

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