Drinking and driving is a serious crime and a serious danger no matter where you are. On the latest episode of "Amish Mafia," we learned about BUI -- buggying under the influence. Drinking and driving can be just as dangerous on a horse-drawn buggy, and you can get in serious trouble.
“BUIs are actually a lot more dangerous than they sound," said Jolin
Merlin agreed, saying, “A horse usually knows how to find its way home, but it can’t read stop signs.”
One of the reasons the Amish community takes this problem so seriously is because horses are a major investment in an Amish family. The issue came to light when Levi and his men discovered a guy called "Crazy Dave" passed out drunk in his buggy. he was carted off to Amish rehab -- this is apparently being forced to sit in an attic and read the Bible for days on end.
While this is a very serious matter to the Amish, viewers at home might have been struggling to take it so seriously. Penn Live's Julie Hatmaker admitted that she'd never laughed so hard as she did during the explanation of BUI. "Granted, it's a serious matter - just as one should not drive a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol ... so one should not drive a buggy," she wrote. "But really, buggying under the influence? Seriously?!”
Learn more about Amish culture every week on "Amish Mafia," Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Discovery.
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