Horse and buggy chase ends in suspect’s arrest
LITTLE VALLEY—The driver of a horse and buggy led Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies on a three-mile pursuit through fields and woods early Monday morning, eventually abandoning the buggy and fleeing on foot.
It happened on Frank Road in Napoli, where deputies were investigating underage drinking.
Deputies reported they 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 a young man was taken into custody.
Jonas J. Hershberger, 20, of Frank Road, was charged with overdriving of animals, reckless endangerment and obstructing governmental administration. Following arraignment in Little Valley Town Court, he was sent to the county jail in lieu of $250 bail.
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