Amish Men Found Guilty of Traffic Violations

by Gabe Bullard on October 10, 2011

Two Amish men must pay fines for refusing to post reflective triangles on their horse-drawn carriages.

Levi Hostetler and Joe Stutzman were found guilty on misdemeanor traffic charges during a Graves County Circuit Court session Monday.

The men say the posting the state-mandated warning emblems violates their religious beliefs. Stutzman was fined $173 and Hostetler was fined a total of $341—both amounts are due January 12th.

Hostetler and Stutzman are among nine men ordered to jail last month for refusing to pay fines associated with the emblems.

Two other Amish men in court Monday had their trials postponed to November.

Additional information from Kentucky Public Radio’s Rose Krzton-Presson and the Associated Press

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