What Not to Do at DUI Checkpoint: Bark at Police Dog
It won't help your chances, and it's a felony
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Another life lesson from the police blotter: A 26-year-old man who got stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Pennsylvania thought it would be a good idea to start barking and growling at a police dog named Chaos, reports TribLive. Chaos started barking back, though his handler managed to keep him under control. That was the good news for James Paul Andrews. The bad news is that taunting a police animal is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, reports the Cranberry Eagle. Andrews now faces that charge along with others for DUI and driving without a license.

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Sep 28, 2013 6:06 PM CDT
If I said anti-freeze and dog treats in the same sentence is that a felony too?
Sep 27, 2013 3:43 PM CDT
A felony to bark at a police mutt,but the cops routinely kill folks pets with impunity.Some animals are more equal than others.I guess this applies to police and their dogs,also.
Sep 27, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
Also, do not stop at a checkpoint. And do not reveal your conceal and carry license before brandishing your weapon.