Michael Garrow, of Chateaugay, N.Y., was sentenced Monday to two concurrent terms of 1.5 to 4.5 years in state prison on two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.

The judge denied Garrow’s request for probation. Garrow had asked for probation to run his 200-head dairy farm.

That raised the question of how the cows would be cared for in Garrow’s absence. The farm reportedly has a farm hand, but that person may not be experienced enough. If the cows don’t get proper care, Garrow’s attorney said his client would likely be back in court facing 200 counts of animal cruelty.

Garrow was found guilty in August for trying to force his wife’s car off the Chateaugay Bridge, which has an 11-story drop, reported The Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

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Source: The Plattsburgh, N.Y., Press-Republican