Cops: Drunk Driver Missed Her Dog's Sudden Exit

Animal flew out an open window but is fine
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2016 10:03 AM CDT
Cops: Drunk Driver Missed Her Dog's Sudden Exit
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Drinking and driving is one evil, but it's another when your dog flies out the window of your moving car and not only do you not notice, you don't even recognize the animal. That's what allegedly happened Saturday in Orem, Utah, reports Fox 13. Lt. Craig Martinez says witnesses noticed a female driver swerving in and out of her lane around 11am. She then made an erratic U-turn, according to witnesses, cutting off other drivers and sending her dog tumbling out an open window from the passenger seat.

"I was kind of in shock. I think the dog was in shock," a witness tells KSL. When a bystander approached the vehicle with the dog, "the driver made the statement, 'That's a cute dog,' and she didn't realize, one: it was her dog, or two: that it had fallen out of the car," Martinez says, adding the dog is "just fine." The dog's 37-year-old owner, however, was charged with DUI after officers found she had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit, Martinez says. She'll get her dog back when she gets out of jail. (More weird crimes stories.)

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