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Old Yesterday, 07:46 PM
 
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Never really thought about this, but depends on how states treat these things.

California vehicle code, for example, states you could be charged with a misdemeanor if you fail to report damage to property (pets are considered property in many states).

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On July 24 -- in what Joe's rep told TMZ was "a freak accident" -- one of the newlywed stars' two Alaskan Klee Kai dogs, Waldo, died after he was spooked by a pedestrian, broke free from his dog walker, who had him on a leash, and ran into the street where he was hit by a car.

The driver, who has not been identified, sped off. TMZ now reports that even if the person is found, there's no chance of a criminal case being filed by authorities because it's not a crime to leave the scene in a case like this.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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Their beef is with the dog walker who couldn't control the dog if you ask me. That said, if I hit a dog I would stop and check if it was okay, if I could get it medical attention or if it had been killed by the accident. I would also check for a tag to get ahold of the owner and let them know what had happened.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
 
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Dog walker's fault. If they can't control it, should not be walking it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM
 
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Dog walker's fault. If they can't control it, should not be walking it.
While I normally agree with you on this, even if you had the a properly-trained and behaved dog on a walk, at any moment any outside factor could cause the dog to snap or get nervous!
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
 
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Why would the driver be charged?
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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While I normally agree with you on this, even if you had the a properly-trained and behaved dog on a walk, at any moment any outside factor could cause the dog to snap or get nervous!
That doesn't make the owner or person responsible for the animal any less responsible for what the animal does.

The driver and the dog are the victims in this story.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM
 
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While I normally agree with you on this, even if you had the a properly-trained and behaved dog on a walk, at any moment any outside factor could cause the dog to snap or get nervous!
Proper training would assure the dog doesnt get spooked by anything. But people usually dont get that kind of training for their dogs. So the owner can wallow in their own guilt that they didnt train the dog. They probably wont though, they'll blame anyone but themselves.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 PM
 
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Proper training would assure the dog doesnt get spooked by anything. But people usually dont get that kind of training for their dogs. So the owner can wallow in their own guilt that they didnt train the dog. They probably wont though, they'll blame anyone but themselves.
That is the American way.
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Old Today, 12:00 AM
 
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Why would the driver be charged?
That is strange !!!
The dog clearly attacked the car in a careless manner with no consideration for the driver !!!
The driver sped off to find a lawyer and soon the dog walker and the owner will be hearing from the lawyer who will sue their pants off !!! Open and shut case if I've ever seen one !!!
People should remember if this ever happens to them, Call Saul !!! Immediately !!!
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Old Today, 07:12 AM
 
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I guess I have committed a criminal act several times .
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