Amish man charged with driving buggy drunk; 4 friends cited

ROSSITER, Pa. (AP) – State police have charged a Pennsylvania Amish man with driving his buggy while drunk as two of his four passengers rode on the roof.

Police also have cited 18-year-old Robert Miller, of Punxsutawney, and his four friends who were riding with him with underage drinking. The four ranged in age from 16 to 20. The legal drinking age in Pennsylvania is 21.

The charges, announced Wednesday, stem from the police stop July 8 in Canoe Township, Indiana County.

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. For underage drinkers, the threshold is just 0.02 percent.

Online court records didn’t list attorneys for the suspects.

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