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Dog snarls Phoenix freeway traffic, bites state trooper

Posted: 11:46 AM, Nov 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-21 00:50:56Z

A dog that snarled traffic on two Phoenix freeways during Tuesday morning's commute will be quarantined for 10 days after it bit a state trooper trying to grab its collar.
    

An Arizona Highway Patrol spokesman says the trooper suffered hand wounds while trying to secure the dog after that trooper or another used a stun gun to subdue the animal.
    
A pole-mounted snare was then used to restrain the dog, which was turned over to animal control.
    
Trooper Kameron Lee says dispatchers got calls overnight about the dog being on at least one freeway and that efforts to remove it intensified when it when it began tying up commute traffic on State Routes 51 and 202.
    
Lee said the dog's presence was a hazard because of the possibility of wrecks.