SHAWANO (WAOW) – The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says a Hortonville man heading home from celebrating Thanksgiving with his family crashed into an Amish buggy, injuring two riders.
Deputy Bruce Leiser said the 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he failed field sobriety tests following the rear-end crash with the horse-drawn buggy. Leiser said no preliminary blood-alcohol tests were available Friday.
"He was going home from Thanksgiving with his family," Leiser said.
The crash happened about 6:45 p.m. Thursday on County Highway G in the Town of Grant.
Most Amish buggies that travel in Shawano County have orange, reflective slow-moving vehicle signs on the back, Leiser said, but he did not know if the one in Thursday's crash had one. The buggies also generally travel on the shoulder of the highways, he said.
County Highway G where the crash occurred has a 55 mph speed limit, the deputy said.
The buggy passengers, a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman from Marion, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, investigators said.
An Outagamie County man has been arrested after a crash involving an Amish buggy, according to a press release from the Shawano Co. Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say the 38-year-old is suspected of driving under the influence.
The crash happened Thursday night near Marion in Shawano County.
According to the Sheriff's Office, two people in the buggy were hurt. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.