A 74-year-old is accused of driving while impaired in the Hudson Valley and crashing into a woman riding a pony, which killed the animal and seriously injured a local woman.

On Wednesday, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested John F. Kosinski, 74, of Union Vale for vehicular assault, a felony, and driving while ability impaired combined alcohol and drugs, a misdemeanor.

On May 11, New York State Police investigated a serious motor vehicle crash on Chestnut Ridge Road in the town of Union Vale. An investigation determined Kosinski hit a pony drawn carriage while driving his 2016 Subaru Forester northbound on Chestnut Ridge Road, police say.

The pony, unfortunately, had to be euthanized and Maryjean Calvi, 61, of Millbrook, who was in the pony drawn carriage, sustained serious injuries, according to New York State Police. She is expected to recover, officials say.

Following an over two-month investigation, with the help of laboratory results, police allege Kosinski was driving with his ability impaired. Kosinski was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the town of Union Vale Court on August 7.