Horse-Drawn Buggy Leads Police on Low-Speed Chase in Ohio

Ohio police officers were involved in a low-speed chase causing a horse-drawn buggy to ram into a sheriff’s cruiser, early on the morning of May 14.

According to local reports citing authorities, law enforcement located the horse and buggy after receiving a call about a wrong-way driver.

This bodycam footage shows a deputy from the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office attempting to stop the cart before the horse trots past with a man visibly passed out in the driver’s seat.

The deputy then follows the buggy, pulling his car out in front of it and attempting to wake the occupant. The man doesn’t respond and the horse continues forward and rams the back side of the deputy’s vehicle multiple times.

Upon regaining consciousness, the deputy had a verbal exchange with the driver, who was then detained and transported to the Orwell Police Department, according to reports. Credit: Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript


- Whoa. Whoa. Hey, hey, wake up!


There's a Bud Light can sitting in there, and he's passed clean out.

- That's what he did to me.

- He'll go home. The horse knows how to get home.

- (ON POLICE RADIO) 10-4, 4-18, check out.


- We might have it stopped. No.


Disregard. He just rammed it into my car.

Hey! Stop your horse!


- Stop your horse.

- Get the fuck out of here.

- Stop your horse. Get your horse.

- Get the fuck out of here.




- Go ahead.

- All right, get him over here.

- Come here. Come here, come here, come here, come here.

- How old are you?

- I'm 21.

- 21.

- (ON POLICE RADIO) We have a buggy stopped.

- Well, for right now, until I can determine on who you are-- let me see your hand-- I'm going to detain you.

- All right.

- All right?

- Yep.