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Woah, Nelly: Charleston carriage horse goes for a wild ride

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A Charleston carriage horse with a thirst for freedom will have plenty of it after throwing a driver and taking its passengers on a wild ride earlier this week.

The incident was captured on video by Tisa Alexander Monday evening, when Alexander witnessed the horse frantically running through a downtown Charleston street pulling a carriage full of people.

The carriage, with nine passengers, jumps a curb and hits a parked car in the video.

The horse, Luke, is owned by Charleston Carriage Works, and will be retired, at least temporarily, until he is cleared by a veterinarian, the Post and Courier reports.

The driver was injured, but the passengers were not, according to the Post and Courier. This is the second time this month Luke has thrown a driver.

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