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Friday February 5th, 2016 5:17PM
4:20PM ( 57 minutes ago ) News Alert

Cumming man arrested for dragging dog behind vehicle

By Bryan Pirkle Reporter
CUMMING - A Cumming man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges related to dragging a dog behind his vehicle while driving.<br /> <br /> According to Deputy Robin Regan, the Forsyth's County Sheriff's Office received the initial 911 call just after 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. The caller reported seeing a pickup truck driving on Ronald Reagan Boulevard near State Route 141, dragging behind it a German Shepherd that was leashed to the vehicle.<br /> <br /> Regan said roughly two minutes later, an unmarked police vehicle spotted the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Ronald Reagan Blvd. at Majors Road. Additional deputies responded to the scene and quickly determined that the animal was in need of immediate veterinary treatment.<br /> <br /> The dog was rushed to a local animal hospital, where it was treated for injuries to its front paws and neck.<br /> <br /> The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Miguel Lechuga Sanchez, was arrested at the scene and transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center. He has been charged with D.U.I., animal cruelty and driving on a suspended license. Regan said all of those charges are misdemeanors. <br /> <br /> The bond amount for Sanchez was set at $4,680.50, and Regan said the suspect remains in custody.<br />
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