According to Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo, there has been a large number of animals in the roadway calls recently in the county.
“We would like to remind drivers to be careful, especially at night when animals can be hard to see,” Sheriff Castloo said. “We would also like to remind livestock owners to check your fences as often as possible which would help with this problem.”
According to Castloo, Wood County Sheriff’s Office spends a considerable amount of resources on this problem.
“This is time that our deputies could spend on other calls for service which would benefit all of the citizens of the county,” the Sheriff stated.
Section 143.102 AGRICULTURE CODE. RUNNING AT LARGE ON HIGHWAY PROHIBITED A person who owns or has the responsibility for the control of a horse, mule, donkey, cow, bull, steer, hog, sheep or goat may not knowingly permit the animal to traverse or roam at large unattended, on the right of way of a highway.
An offense under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor.