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60-year-old drunk man claims dog drove him to the store

By Mason White 12:34 PM July 7, 2014
Wesley Mark Terrell insert 

By: Anika Rao
A man was charged with animal cruelty after telling police that his dog drove his car.

60-year-old Wesley Mark Terrell of Georgia, tried to evade a DUI charge, by claiming that his dog drove him to the store.

Police in Oconee County, did not buy the drunk man’s story, and he was arrested on Wednesday.

Officers responded to a call about a dog locked in a hot car at the Bell’s Food Store near Butler’s Crossing. Temperature outside was recorded at 99 degrees and the temperature inside the car that was measured with a thermometer, reached 123 degrees.

Officers who opened the car, said that the car had a gas odor, and they found a can of gasoline inside the car.

When questioned, Terrell said that his dog drove him to the store to buy some corn. According to the sheriff, Terrell appeared to be highly intoxicated.

Terrell was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and DUI. The dog was handed over to the custody of animal control.