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Man charged with animal cruelty, DUS, DUI after dragging dog behind truck

Miguel Sanchez
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after dragging a dog behind his pickup truck, WOKV News reported June 18.

Miguel Sanchez, 41, of Cumming was arrested after dragging a dog behind pickup truck. According to Deputy Robin Regan with Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, a call from a witness came in around 4:30 p.m. from a person who witnessed the incident.

The dog, a German Shepherd, was tied onto the pickup truck with a leash and was being dragged on Ronald Reagan Boulevard near State Route 141 in Forsyth County.

An investigator in an unmarked vehicle saw the truck two minutes after the call came in. Backup officers were soon on the scene and the dog was checked for injuries.

Officers determined the dog needed emergency vet treatment, and a deputy rushed the dog to a local veterinary clinic. The German Shepherd was treated for injuries to its front paws and for bruising around its neck.

According to Access North Georgia, Sanchez was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license and animals cruelty and taken to Forsyth County Detention Center. The bond amount for Sanchez was set at $4,680.50, and Regan said the suspect remains in custody.

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