If you live in a big city, it’s a pretty rare event to see a horse and buggy out on the road, but that isn’t necessarily the case in New Wilmington, PA.
Home to a sizable population of the Old Order Amish community, is not untypical to see a few vehicles on the road there which intentionally shun the power of internal combustion engines – and we’re not talking about Teslas.
The only issue is it’s not safe to drink and drive no matter what type of vehicle you’re operating, especially when you’re under age.
Unfortunately, 19-year-old John Byler learned this lesson the hard way earlier this month. Initially pulled over for not having the required lights activated on his buggy, police grew more curious when they realized he was having issues controlling his horse, according to a report by NBC4.com.
That’s when officers determined that he’d been drinking.
Tests revealed that Byler’s blood-alcohol content was .056, which is significantly higher than the legal limit of .02 for any person under 21 years of age, according to the NBC report.
Byler was charged with a DUI and is due back in court on November 16th.