By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WILMINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – An 18-year-old was arrested on January 31 for DUI after crashing an Amish buggy in Lawrence County.READ MORE: College Students Across Western Pennsylvania Celebrate Commencement In Person
According to Pennsylvania State Police, John Byler of Wilmington, Pennsylvania was traveling along State Route 18 in an Amish buggy when a PennDOT snowplow had startled the horse carrying the buggy, causing it to crash in a ditch along the road.
When police arrived on the scene they found the buggy had significant damage and the horse had been unlatched.READ MORE: 100 Years Of The Double Dip: Kennywood Reopens And Celebrates Milestone For The Jack Rabbit
Byler had minor injuries and the passenger in the buggy with Byler sustained major injuries and was transported to a hospital via EMS.
Byler told police that he did not have a recollection of what happened after the horse had been startled.
He appeared under the influence and it was discovered he had a blood-alcohol level of .125%.MORE NEWS: First Week Of Landmark Trial Against Opioid Distributors In West Virginia Comes To An End
He is facing driving under the influence charges.