WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have charged a 21-year-old western New York man with drunken driving and assault after police say he dragged a woman with a vehicle as she tried to retrieve a cellphone.
Police in the Wyoming County village of Warsaw tell The Daily News of Batavia that the 19-year-old woman was getting into the back seat to get her cellphone around 4 a.m. Sunday when John Traxler suddenly sped off.
Officers say the woman was dragged over the pavement, across the street and over a curb. Officials say she suffered severe injuries to her head, leg and pelvis. She's listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday in a Rochester hospital.
Traxler is being held in the county jail on $5,000 bail. Officials didn't know if he has a lawyer yet.
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