KINSTON, N.C. — A North Carolina woman is accused of dragging a puppy by the bumper of her SUV, severely wounding the dog.
The New Bern Sun Journal reported that Jennifer Marie Wilson, 26, of Kinston, was charged with felony cruelty to animals.
The suspect was reportedly pulled over early Saturday morning in the 300 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
WRAL reported that police were investigating a traffic collision when they noticed blood in the parking lot of a convenience store.
Witnesses said they saw a small dog being dragged behind an SUV that pulled into the lot.
The suspect allegedly dragged the 3-month-old pit bull mix puppy by the bumper of her 1995 Ford SUV. It remains uncertain how far she allegedly dragged the dog or her speed.
The suspect was also charged with driving while intoxicated and cited with unsafe movement. She was booked into the Lenoir County Detention Center under a $15,000 bond and had court planned for Monday.
The dog was turned over to the Lenoir County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and then a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect has previous charges including assault on a policeman and resisting an officer. She served time in prison in 2008.