REDLANDS – A Redlands Police dog was bitten by a male suspected of DUI, hit-and-run, and possession of drugs on Friday, June 1, 2018.
The K9 was able avoid any serious injuries on Friday at around 8:00 p.m. after Redlands police chased a 40-year-old Grand Terrence man who was being stopped for driving erratically. A reporting party said that the suspect crashed into a car and continued driving erratically in the area of Orange Street and Pearl Avenue. When police arrived, they located the white Honda Accord, which was driving southbound on Orange Street. When officers initiated the stop, the suspect accelerated and hit the curb near the Redlands Police Annex at Cajon and Vine Streets. He continued on speeding toward a restaurant, leading customers to run from the area to avoid the vehicle. He continued driving erratically, crossing into oncoming traffic and again, striking a vehicle.
The vehicle, which had four flat tires finally came to a stop at Cajon Street and Fern Avenue when it was overheating. The driver, later identified as Timothy Arnold Carlos ignored commands which were made in both English and Spanish telling him to show his hands while exiting the vehicle. Duke, the police K9 was deployed and went into the vehicle. Carlos fought with the German Shepherd and on one point bit the dog on his snout. Carlos was pulled from the vehicle by officers and was taken into custody. Carlos was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and was later booked into the West Valley Detention Center. Duke was treated for the bite at a local veterinarian clinic and has since been released with the minor injury.
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