DUI Suspect Says Dog Was Driving

Suspect also faces animal cruelty charge after dog found in hot car.

Suspect also faces animal cruelty charge after dog found in hot car.
Suspect also faces animal cruelty charge after dog found in hot car.
An Oconee County dog owner offered an excuse for how his dog ended up in a hot car unattended: the dog was driving.

On July 2, an Oconee County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a grocery store regarding a dog locked in a car, according to a post at the Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

The temperature outside was 99 degrees, with the temperature in the car measured by a handheld thermometer at 123 degrees. The officer on the scene also noted that there was a can of gasoline in the car.

According to police, Wesley Mark Terrell, 60, appeared highly intoxicated when he returned to the car. He allegedly told the deputy that the dog drove him to the grocery store to buy some corn.

Terrell was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and DUI. Animal Control took custody of the dog.
ZeeZee July 08, 2014 at 06:40 PM
I don't think this story is the least bit funny. It's sad, so very sad that at 60 this man has no smarts! I'm sorry for the dog! Glad another drunk was taken off the road.
Barbara Dyjak July 09, 2014 at 01:25 PM
The dog should have been driving, he or she was clearly smarter.
Bob Vey July 13, 2014 at 07:58 AM
The dog was obviously smarter than his owner. I am happy to see the cops didn't arrest the dog for not having a drivers license, & not wearing his seat belt. I guess they felt sorry for him, for having such an idiot owner & all. If the dog was smart enough to drive the car why didn't he put the gas can in the trunk & turn on the air conditioner while he was waiting for the idiot owner????? It makes you go HUMMM?????
Bob Vey July 13, 2014 at 08:05 AM
I can't believe those "damn cops" arrested the guy for DUI!!!!! After all he did tell them "the dog drove the car". What's wrong with these cops???? I guess they "have to" fill a "quota" for DUI arrests for each month. DAMN COPS!!!!!!
Bob Vey July 13, 2014 at 08:08 AM
And what ever happened to the can of Corn???? See the Patch doesn't ever give you the whole story!!!


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