The Newberry Township Police Department were shocked on Thursday evening after finding a live deer inside the trunk of a car after stopping a driver suspected of drunk driving.
According to a press release from CrimeWatch, the 19-year-old driver told the Newberry Township officer in York County she had hit the deer with her vehicle and she and the passenger put the animal in the trunk thing it was dead. They later heard noise coming from the trunk knowing the deer was still alive, but kept driving.
The officer asked the driver’s passenger, a 21-year-old male, to release the deer from the trunk and let it go back into the woods. It is not known if the deer had suffered any injuries. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating.
The driver has been charged on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Check out the video caught on the officer’s dash cam:
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