Should drunken bovicidal maniacs be charged with murder or animal cruelty?
Several Cows Killed In Suspected DUI Accident
At least three cows died and several others were euthanized by police and animal control officers after a trailer carrying 42 head of cattle crashed late Monday night in Pukaski County.
Police say the incident happened at about 11:15 p.m. on Kentucky 2227, which is the old section of US 27 near the Clifty Road intersection in Somerset. Rodney Cook, 47, of Lancaster, South Carolina was southbound on KY 2227 in a 2000 Peterbilt semi tractor and trailer. Police say Cook failed to negotiate a right curve just prior to the new US 27 intersection and overturned.
The roadway was blocked for approximately 6 ½ hours while the cattle were contained and the truck was up righted.
Cook was arrested at the scene after failing several field sobriety tests. He is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center for DUI 1st offense.