Report: Officer pepper-sprays dog during DUI stop | Crime
An officer was forced to pepper-spray a dog following a DUI traffic stop, according to the Camden Police Department.
The report said on Saturday, an officer on patrol observed a black Toyota Corolla driving erratically on Chestnut Street.
The officer then activated his lights, but the vehicle ignored his signals, the report stated.
When the car finally pulled over, the officer was unable to exit his vehicle due to a large German Sheppard that was gnawing at his front and rear bumper cover.
When the driver exited the Corolla, officers asked if he could secure the animal.
The man secured the dog, but the animal escaped and began bark loudly at an officer, according to the report.
While the driver performed a series of sobriety tests, the dog became very aggressive towards officers, until one of them sprayed it with pepper spray, police say.
The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop for police lights and driving under suspension.