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A Pennsylvania man is accused of drunken driving after police said he operated an Amish horse and buggy in a “reckless manner,” authorities said.

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Ray Byler, 20, of Sigel, faces a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and was also cited for careless and reckless driving, WJAC-TV reported.

According to the Brookville Police Department, officers observed Byler on Sunday and began following him. The officers said the buggy sped up and rounded a turn, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported. Byler then locked the buggy’s brakes and slid the wheels, sending sparks flying, WJAC reported, citing a police report.

When police stopped Byler and asked if he was OK, they said he responded with slurred speech, according to the Patriot-News. Byler also admitted that he had been drinking “a couple of beers,” the newspaper reported.

According to police, Byler told them the horse was skittish, so they allowed him to remain by the animal’s side until a family member arrived to take care of it, WJAC reported. Byler was arrested after he refused a blood draw at an area hospital, the television station reported.