- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines man accused of intentionally crashing his truck into a police cruiser with a police dog inside has been found guilty of several counts.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/1rLTejJ ) that 34-year-old Juan Carlos Nino-Hernandez was convicted Friday of first-degree criminal mischief, assault on a peace officer and operating while intoxicated.

The incident happened on Sept. 22 when police say Nino-Hernandez rammed the police car in a gas station parking lot.

Police Sgt. Ronald Kouski was in the store, but his canine partner, Cak, was inside the car. The dog suffered minor injuries but has fully recovered.

Nino-Hernandez will be sentenced at a later date.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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