Dog Dragged Behind E-Bike

Sarnia Police Dodge SUV ( file photo)

Sarnia police say a man accused of dragging a dog on a leash behind his e-bike was arrested for impaired driving Wednesday night.

Constable John Sottosanti says police responded to a call from a female witness around 8:30pm.

“A man was riding his e-bike while a dog was on leash, in tow, trying to keep up with the e-bike and at times was being dragged due to the fact the e-bike was moving quickly,” says Sottosanti. “Initially she tried to get the man to stop and reconsider his actions, but he was argumentative and refused to listen.”

Constable Sottosanti says the 41-year-old Sarnia man blew over twice the legal limit and was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle, driving while disqualified and two counts of breaching recognizance.

The dog was taken to the Sarnia and District Humane Society where Sottosanti says it’s doing well and is safe.