Watch the shocking moment a trucker drove off with a dog tied to the bumper

A lorry driver was spotted pulling out of a car park and on to a busy road – forgetting that his dog was still tied to the bumper.

The little black and white dog was seen racing to keep up as the lorry accelerated to join a highway in Arizona.

Luckily, the scene was spotted by an eagle-eyed police volunteer whose quick response is likely to have saved the dog’s life.

The driver honked his horn and turned on the sirens, forcing the lorry to pull over.

VIP Rescues dog attached to moving vehicle…

VIP Rescues dog attached to moving vehicle…The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is fortunate to have men and women who Volunteer in Protection (VIP) – http://ycsoaz.gov/volunteer-services. The Patrol VIP is actually out in the field assisting deputies in various aspects of their patrol duties including transporting prisoners, assisting motorists, traffic control, crime scene security, vacation property checks, etc. In the video, one of our VIPS was leaving a parking lot after a quick drink break to assist a deputy when he came across a tractor trailer pulling out of a gas station parking lot with a dog attached to the trailer bumper. The driver was heading to the interstate. He quickly activated his lights and siren to alert the driver who stopped and was notified about the dog in tow. A very grateful owner retrieved his pet and expressed deep appreciation for the VIP’s efforts. Patrol VIPs act only as eyes and hears when they are in the field, but this exception to use lights and siren to save this dog from injury or death has been deemed warranted by YCSO Command Staff. The driver was simply distracted and headed towards the interstate forgetting to unleash his dog. No charges are being sought. Thanks to the work these dedicated volunteers do day in and day out and for the actions of this VIP to save this dog.

Posted by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 17, 2018

The relived trucker said he just forgot he had tied his dog up while parked up.

Thankfully, the animal was unhurt during the September 8 incident.

In a Facebook post, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office explained that the volunteer was right to use the sirens – something they wouldn’t usually be expected to do.

“Patrol VIPs act only as eyes and ears when they are in the field, but this exception to use lights and siren to save this dog from injury or death has been deemed warranted by YCSO Command Staff,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post.

“The driver was simply distracted and headed towards the interstate forgetting to unleash his dog.”

No charges are being sought.

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