St. Louis woman gets 2 days 'shock time' for dragging dog down Interstate 70

St. Louis woman gets 2 days 'shock time' for dragging dog down Interstate 70

Amy Marie Taylor, 33, faces misdemeanor charge of animal abuse after allegedly dragging her pit bull for a mile down Interstate 70, sometimes at 65 mph.

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by KMOV.com staff and Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 2:44 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A St. Louis County woman who dragged her pit bull for a mile down Interstate 70 - sometimes at 65 mph – was sentenced Friday to two days “shock time” in jail.

Amy Marie Taylor, 33, was charged in St. Charles County for the incident that occurred near Zumbehl Rd. in St. Charles on May 23.

Authorities say Taylor put her dog, Coco, in an unsecured kennel in the back of her pickup truck. The dog got out of the cage.

A St. Charles police detective reported seeing the dog being dragged down the interstate by his leash that was hung up on the tailgate.

Police say Taylor had no idea the dog was being dragged. Coco was severely injured but survived.

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