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DWI, assault charges lodged in dragging of woman

WARSAW – A 21-year-old man man with driving while intoxicated and assault after police say he dragged a woman with a vehicle as she tried to retrieve a cellphone.

Warsaw police said the 19-year-old woman was getting into the back seat to get her cellphone about 4 a.m. Sunday when the driver, John Traxler, sped off, dragged her over the pavement, across the street and over a curb. Officials said gthe woman, who was not identified, suffered severe injuries to her head, leg and pelvis but is listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday in a Rochester hospital.

Traxler, identified only as a Western New York resident, is being held in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of n $5,000 bail.

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