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Man Accused of Throwing Dog Out of Car

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New York State Police arrested a Greece man after they say he threw a dog out the window of his SUV.

Troopers say Lawrence Wiegele, 46, was driving on Culver Road in Irondequoit on Tuesday when he got into an argument with two women in his car. Troopers say Wiegele stopped the vehicle and kicked a women and a nine-year-old girl out of the SUV.

Wiegele then drove away, but not before police say he threw a chihuahua at the women. The dog survived, but was injured.

Wiegele was arrested at his home, where troopers say he admitted to drinking beer and driving.

Wiegele is charged with DWI, aggravated DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He's also charged with animal cruelty and endangering the welfare of a child.

Weigele is being held at the Monroe County Jail with bail set at $20,000 cash.

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