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Amish buggy carrying alcohol collides with patrol car; youth arrested

Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy was responding to a report of an underage drinking party.
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Four Amish youth have been arrested on alcohol-possession charges in western New York state after a sheriff's patrol car hit a buggy while responding to a report of underage drinking. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Four Amish youth have been arrested on alcohol-possession charges in western New York state after a sheriff's patrol car hit a buggy while responding to a report of underage drinking.

Chautauqua County deputies found several alcohol containers in two of the buggies, including the one that flipped after Sunday's collision, the Buffalo News reported

The buggy was hit after two of the vehicles switched lanes as the patrol car approached, the Erie Times-News reported.

According to the Buffalo News, several other buggies fled the scene.

The 20-year-old driver of the overturned buggy was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child. Deputies said he had allegedly been hosting the illegal drinking party, according to the Times-News.

This is the second of two "buggying and driving" incidents in western New York in the past eight months, according to the Huffington Post.

In July, 17-year-old Lewis Hostetler allegedly led a patrol car on a low-speed chase after a cop saw him drinking beer in his buggy. Hostetler was arrested after the short chase, according to the Buffalo News.

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