Stockton Woman Drives Dog for a Walk

Stockton Woman Drives Dog for a Walk

Distracted Driving or Animal Cruelty?

Stockton Woman Drives Dog for a Walk

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Just when I thought I’d heard it all, along comes another version of distracted driving.

What Happened?

Apparently a dog owner in Stockton decided to “drive her dog for a walk” as opposed to take her dog on a traditional walk.

Recently, a concerned citizen observed a female motorist on the streets of Stockton driving her pooch for a walk. The dog was on a rope and was running beside the woman’s car as she drove down the street. The woman driving her dog for a walk did not think her behavior out of the ordinary. Apparently she was simply getting the dog out for a walk. The concerned citizen was outraged so she posted the incident on social media. Residents in the Stockton community expressed similar negative feedback for what they viewed as terrible behavior for a loving pet owner.

Was the Woman Charged With an Offense?

Stockton Police Department said that they did not obtain any evidence which would suggest animal cruelty on behalf of the pet owner. Police indicated that if they were to have witnessed the incident the pet owner may have been given a citation for distracted driving.

Thankfully, the woman driving her dog for a walk did not run into any pedestrians, bicyclists or other motorists in her attempt to give Fido his daily walk.

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Source of Stockton Woman Drives Dog for Walk – Fox 40

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