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Published:June 1st, 2010 13:26 EST

Drunk Driver Takes Stray Pooch To Police Station

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police in New York state said a man who found a stray dog and needed directions to the animal shelter allegedly drove drunk to the police station.

rotweiller"Monroe police said Oleksandr Nayda, 38, arrived at police headquarters with the stray Rottweiler and asked directions to the nearest animal shelter, the Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y., reported Monday.

Officers said Nayda smelled like alcohol and registered a 0.17 blood-alcohol level, more than twice the legal limit for driving. He told police he stopped drinking at about 6 a.m."


Nadya should be prosecuted for driving while intoxicated, but he should receive a light sentence for being a Good Samaritan.

When most folks see a stray dog, they walk or drive on by, hoping that a good citizen will call the pound. This fellow risked injury to himself by picking up the Rottweiler and putting it in his car, and trying to find the animal shelter. Nadya did a public service because the big dog could have injured anyone.

Alcoholic Nadya is in jail, a potentially dangerous dog is in the animal shelter, and the good citizens of Monroe can breathe a sigh of relief.

Let`s hope that Nadya is sent to rehab, and that the pooch finds an owner.

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