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Do horse and buggy drivers get charged with DUI's too?

When it comes to drunk driving offenses, anything is possible. In fact, even horse and buggy drivers can get charged with a drunk driving crime. This is exactly what happened in Minnesota to a 17-year-old Amish boy after police engaged in a not-very-high-speed chase to pull him over.

Once the young man was pulled over by authorities, they found he was in possession of an open beer container. However, getting him to stop was not entirely easy. Police claimed that the boy was belligerent with them when they tried to stop him and he attempted to ride away.

Police charged the boy with resisting arrest, underage possession of an alcoholic beverage, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, littering and insufficient tail lamps.

Just as it is in Minnesota, Florida residents can also face DUI charges related to the intoxicated operation of a horse and buggy. They can also get arrested for simply drunk driving a horse, skateboard, bicycle, golf cart, jet ski, boat -- even roller blades if the conditions are right.

That said, just because a Florida resident is charged with drunk driving, it does not mean that he or she will be convicted of the crime. Indeed, every person accused of criminal activity will have the right to a criminal defense -- no matter how serious the crime and no matter what kind of evidence is brought forward. Furthermore, the court will view the defendant as not guilty until -- and only if -- the prosecution can prove the defendant to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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