Pawtucket man arrested for dragging dog outside car while driving

Troye Adams Mugshot

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE)- A Pawtucket man has been arrested and charged after police saw him dragging his dog alongside his car while he was driving.

On December 11, Troye Adams was seen by a Pawtucket officer driving down Lonsdale Avenue dragging the dog while going approximately 30 mph. When police began to pull him over, Adams slowed down, allowing the dog to free itself, but continued to drive while police attempted to rescue the Chihuahua.

The dog was captured while walking along the driving line on Lonsdale Avenue, additional units attempted to find Adams in the fleeing vehicle unsuccessfully.

The dog was found to be bleeding from all paws from road rash, and was brought to the Pawtucket Dog Shelter and animal hospital for evaluation.

On December 12, during investigations police searched for surveillance footage which led them to a car matching the description of the suspects vehicle. They obtained his contact information and during a recorded call, Adams admitted to owning the dog and that “he always attached the Chihuahua to his vehicle so she can go to the bathroom.” After police explained what they saw first hand, Adams admitted to being neglectful and “was sorry.”

Adams turned himself in to Pawtucket police on January 4.

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