Man sought in hit-run of 2 dogs

first_imgBy Elaine Regus RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE VALLE VISTA – Dogs and other animals are struck by cars every day, but it’s rare that someone is convicted of intentionally running one over. “It usually happens in the middle of the night on a rural road,” said Curt Ransom, regional program manager for the Humane Society of the United States. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But if there are witnesses, then the driver of a Ford pickup who ran over two dogs on Highway 74 in Valle Vista may have to answer for his actions. Several witnesses told investigators that the truck swerved to strike a Labrador retriever and then made two U-turns before hitting a second dog, an Alaskan malamute. Witnesses said the driver made a third U-turn in an apparent attempt to strike a man who was trying to pull the dogs out of the road. Police are looking for the owner of a diesel-powered silver truck with raised suspension and loud exhaust that residents said had been in the area before. “It’s one thing for someone to maybe swerve and hit a dog and keep going, but it’s unheard of for a driver to keep turning around,” Riverside County sheriff’s investigator Jerry Franchville said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more