Buggy-Driving Amish Teen Tries to Flee Police

Levi Detweiler's parents probably not too happy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2010 5:27 AM CDT
Updated Jul 21, 2010 8:09 AM CDT
In this April 17, 2009 photo, a buggy travels past a plant in Nappanee, Ind.   (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

(Newser) – In today's Odd Crimes Department, 17-year-old Levi Detweiler was arrested after leading police on a one-mile chase—a very slow mile, we're guessing. The Amish teen was piloting a horse and buggy in Leon, NY, when he allegedly ran a stop sign and then refused to pull over, CBS News reports. He eventually lost control, overturned the buggy, and took off on foot. As if he isn’t already in enough trouble, police say they’ve also charged him with underage possession of alcohol. He's being held in jail.

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