Shoulda’ had a ‘Vette: Man flees police by horse & buggy

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A 20-year-old New York man may have wished he had a little more horse power after trying to flee police by horse and buggy Monday in New York’s Cattaraugus County.

According to the Buffalo News, Jonas J. Hershberger, 20, led a sheriff’s deputies on a three-mile pursuit through fields and woods, eventually abandoning the buggy and fleeing on foot. The incident occured near where deputies were investigating underage drinking.

The Buffalo News said deputies tried to stop the driver of the horse and buggy, but he drove the rig through fields and into the woods before jumping down and taking off on foot.

After searching without success for the driver, deputies took the horse and buggy back to a nearby home, and Hershberger was taken into custody.
He was charged with overdriving of animals, reckless endangerment and obstructing governmental administration. Following arraignment he was sent to the county jail in lieu of $250 bail.

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