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18-year-old charged with operating Amish buggy while drunk in Chautauqua County

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Posted at 4:10 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 04:10:15-04

HARMONY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Sheriff's deputies in Chautauqua County say an 18-year-old has been charged with recklessly operating an Amish buggy while drunk.

Authorities say Adam Byler of Panama went through a stop sign at the corner of Goshen Road and Rock Hill Road in the town of Harmony at a high rate of speed, resulting in the buggy to tip over, early Sunday morning.

The crash resulted in people being ejected onto the road, including a person under the age of 17, which injured the horse.

Byler was taken into custody and was released on an appearance ticket.

He is expected to appear in Town of Harmony Court at a later date to answer to the following charges

  • driving/torturing an animal
  • reckless endangerment 2nd degree (4 counts)
  • endangering the welfare of a child