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Police: Woman using cellphone drove into herd of cows

Nov. 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM

MOUNT HOPE, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in New York state said a woman allegedly distracted by her cellphone drove into a herd of cows.

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.

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