Authorities say a Rochester woman was arrested after forcing a horse-and-buggy off the road in the town of Locke.
According to a press release from Sheriff Brian Schenck it all happened on January 12th and resulted in the arrest of Andreah Dejernett, 24, of Rochester.
She was charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
Around 3:30 p.m. witnesses called 911 reporting an apparent accident involving a vehicle and buggy that was occupied by multiple people. As the incident progressed it was also reported that the vehicle may have tried to intentionally hit the buggy.
An additional report indicated that the vehicle operator appeared to be trying to attack the buggy occupants after a collision.
The driver was identified as Dejernett and detained at the Moravia Police Department.
Following the incident and investigation, two occupants of the buggy were transported to the hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.
An investigation found that Dejernett did force the buggy off the road, but did not strike them. However, that same investigation did determine that Dejernett attempted to grab at a child inside the buggy, however, she never came into contact with the child due to bystanders preventing the contact.
The horse did not appear to be injured in the incident.
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Moravia police, New York State Police, Cayuga County 911, Four Town Ambulance, Groton Ambulance, Locke Fire Department, Moravia Fire Department, Three Town Fire, and the Cayuga County Emergency Management Office.
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