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Patrol unit damaged in accident with livestock

On Monday May 1st 2017 at approximately 10:39 P.M. Deputy Justin Hughes was on patrol on Hwy 53 near Falcon, Arkansas. Deputy Hughes heard the call over his radio that Sgt. Steve Otwell had a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to stop near Emmet, Arkansas. Deputy Hughes started toward Bodcaw on highway 53 when he came over a hill near Nevada County road 3 and observed numerous cows standing in the roadway. Deputy Hughes attempted to stop his 2014 Ford Explorer patrol unit but struck at least three of the cows before coming to a stop. Deputy Hughes was not injured in the accident but his patrol unit sustained heavy damage from striking the livestock. Arkansas State Police was contacted to work the accident. The owner of the livestock was contacted and secured the livestock back in a pasture near the scene.