Woman Allegedly Tosses Dog From Window During Police Pursuit in OC

A woman was arrested after allegedly throwing a dog from a window during a police chase in northern Orange County Wednesday.

Police received a call at 9:32 p.m. from witnesses who reported seeing a car fleeing the scene of a collision in Anaheim, a Cypress Police Department spokesman said.

Witnesses followed the car while on the phone with police. When officers arrived, the driver refused to pull over and the pursuit began. The chase, which took place entirely on city streets, reached speeds of up to 65 miles per hour, police said.

During the chase the driver tossed a dog out of her window, and minutes later she crashed her car in a Cypress neighborhood. Police then found a second pooch in the back seat of her vehicle. It is unclear what happened to the animal thrown from the car.

She has been charged with felony evasion of police, DUI, and animal cruelty.

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