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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Woman on Phone Drives Jeep into Herd of Cows: Cops
Police say Daisy Cowit was on her cell phone at the time of the accident
Police arrested a 21-year-old New York woman who allegedly drove into a herd of cows in Orange County, seriously injuring three of them.
Authorities say Daisy Cowit, of Wawayanda, was using her cell phone when she plowed her Jeep Liberty into the cows on Mountain Road last Monday. Six of the cows were struck, and two farm workers were nearly hit, police said.
Three of the cows had to undergo emergency surgery for their injuries; they survived.
Cowit was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and reckless driving. She also faces charges of driving while using a cell phone and failure to exercise due care, both traffic infractions.