Man accused of driving down street with dog tied to truck

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities arrested a man after he allegedly drove down the street with a dog tied to the back of his truck.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, a witness called 911 after seeing a German Shepherd tied to a pick-up truck driving down Ronald Reagan Blvd. near SR 41 around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

An investigator with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office saw the truck about two minutes after the 911 call. The investigator stopped the vehicle. Other deputies responded and took the dog to a veterinarian. The dog was treated for injuries to its front paws and bruising to its neck.

Authorities arrested 41-year-old Miguel Lechuga Sanchez of Cumming, Ga. He's charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license and animal cruelty. He was taken to Forsyth County Detention Center, where he remained as of Wednesday night. His bond has been set at $4680.50, according to the sheriff's office.


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