- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police say a dog was thrown from a car as the driver was doing doughnuts in Madison.

A 54-year-old man was supposed to be walking his friend’s dog, Cheddar, on Wednesday evening but instead put the dog in the woman’s 2003 Ford Interceptor and started doing doughnuts in a parking lot, WISC-TV reported (https://bit.ly/1RhLP04 ).

At some point the car spun out of the lot into the street, where it hit another car. Cheddar was ejected, although it’s not clear if the dog flew out in the parking lot or the street.

The man regained control of the Interceptor and drove away. He alerted Cheddar’s owner about the incident via a text, saying he was sick with worry about the dog and was praying the dog was still alive.

Cheddar’s owner found the dog with a passer-by’s help. Police said Cheddar had a bloody mouth and a possibly injured leg but was otherwise all right.

Officers found the man at the dog owner’s house and arrested him on suspicion of operating while revoked, reckless driving endangering safety, hit and run, obstructing, possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation. Online court records showed Sunday that the man hasn’t been formally charged.

The 20-year-old Portage woman who was driving the car that the man allegedly hit was not hurt.


Information from: WISC-TV, https://www.channel3000.com



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