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: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 986 New Coronavirus Cases
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: 1 Dead After House Explosion In Tyrone, Five Others Hospitalized
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: Gov. Tom Wolf Says He's Not Considering Another Statewide Mask Mandate
He is facing driving under the influence charges.