Mount Hope police said Daisy Cowit, 21, of Wawayanda was allegedly using her cellphone as she drove into a herd of cows crossing the road, striking six cows and nearly injuring two farm hands, the Middletown Times Herald-Record reported Tuesday.
Police said three of the cows had to undergo emergency surgery. All of the animals survived.
Cowit was charged with two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and one count each of fourth-degree criminal mischief and reckless driving. She was also ticketed for driving a car while using a mobile phone and failure to exercise due care.