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Mutilated cat found inside vehicle during DUI stop

7:27 PM, Sep 2, 2013   |    comments
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OAKDALE, Calif. - A mutilated cat was found inside of a vehicle after an officer pulled over the driver for allegedly drinking and driving in Oakdale, California early Friday morning.

An Oakdale police officer saw a vehicle swerving on the roadway inside Oakdale city limits around 1 a.m. and pulled the driver over for suspicion of drunk driving, Ceres Police Sgt. Chris Perry said. The officer reported that the driver appeared to be "highly under the influence of a controlled substance."

While the officer spoke with the driver, 31-year-old David Ronald Aguiar, he noticed that Aguiar was covered in cat hair and saw was blood spots around the vehicle. While investigating the inside of the vehicle, the officer found a dead cat that was mutilated.

Perry said Aguiar told the officer he picked up the cat, but when the cat scratched him, Aguiar killed it with his bare hands.

Aguiar was booked into Stanislaus County Jail for driving under the influence of drugs and cruelty to animals.

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