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Kentucky woman arrested after dog dragged by car

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 11:04:16-05

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Police in Kentucky say a woman has been arrested after she was accused of dragging a dog behind a car.

Paducah Police tells news outlets that Jennifer Morris, 60, faces charges of second-degree cruelty to animals and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Police say dispatchers received 911 calls on Monday that a dog was being dragged on a leash behind a car near Paducah Tilghman High School.

The car eventually pulled into a fast-food restaurant parking lot where she tied the leash to a signpost.

Witnesses told police they tried to stop Morris, but were unable to get her attention.

Morris told police she was in an argument with a passenger.

The dog had serious injuries. It was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.