Madison
11° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Sheriff: Drunk man says dog drove him to store

Published On: Jul 07 2014 09:11:21 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2014 09:37:54 AM CDT
Police lights file
OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. (WGCL) -

A man was arrested in Oconee County, Georgia, Wednesday after he claimed his dog drove him to the store.

Oconee County Sheriff Sgt. Partain says he responded to a call about a dog locked in a car at a Bell's Food Store near Butler's Crossing. The outside temperature registered at 99 degrees and the internal temperature of the car, which was measured with a handheld thermometer, was 123 degrees.

Partain said a can of gasoline in the vehicle reeked and described the smell as "stifling."

The driver of the car, Wesley Mark Terrell, 60, told Partain that his dog drove him to Bell's to buy some corn. According to the Sheriff's Office, Terrell appeared to be highly intoxicated.

Partain arrested Terrell and charged him with animal cruelty and driving under the influence.

Animal Control took custody of the dog.

Advertisement
  • Justice Antonin Scalia

    US Supreme Court via CNN

    Notable deaths of 2016

    Here's a look at some of the biggest celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.

  • PHOTOS: Uber-cute puppies on tour

    A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between Uber Madison and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.

  • GOP group at debate

    Scott Olson/Getty Image

    2016 presidential candidates' net worth

    Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

Advertisement