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ETX man arrested after tying, dragging dog behind vehicle

ETX man arrested after tying, dragging dog behind vehicle
Angelina County Jail
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POSTED: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:13am

An East Texas man is now in jail for cruelty to an animal and driving while intoxicated.

It happened at 10:51 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of north Timberland Drive when police found a Roger Whitmill, 47, dragging a dog that was tied behind his vehicle.

Lufkin Police tell KETK that the dog was seriously injured in this incident and has been taken to a local veterinarians' office for treatment.

Whitmill was also found to be intoxicated while driving with a BAC of .15 and also in possession of marijuana. In the state of Texas, the legal limit is .08.

He was arrested and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals:torture, driving while intoxicated, no driver's license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Whitmill was booked into Angelina County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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They ought to put a ring in his lip and drag him a ways then send him to the Vet for a tetanus shot.

Whitmill was heard to say that the dog had been acting, "uppity".

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