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Disabled Woman Cited For Walking Dog From Car

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 70-year-old Wisconsin woman has been cited for letting her dog walk free down the street while she followed it in her car.

The woman told Madison police she walks the dog that way because she’s disabled.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the officer was sympathetic but told the woman she couldn’t exercise her dog that way. He suggested fencing off a yard or exercise area.

The officer issued a $114 citation for permitting a dog to run at large.

Police were clued in to the woman’s routine after neighbors complained. An officer spotted her on Monday, slowly trailing a little white dog.

The Capital Times says when the woman stopped to talk to the officer, the dog jumped onto her lap as she opened the car door.

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