Man Chokes Police K-9 During Traffic Stop


A Maryland man was arrested last week after he attempted to choke a police K-9.

The incident happened in Fauquier County, around 5:30 p.m. when Virginia police responded to a possible intoxicated driver with a license plate that matched a previous carjacking in Stafford County.

The driver, who was identified as 39 year old Kevin Spriggs, was stopped at Marsh Road and Station Drive in Bealeton and refused to get out of his vehicle.

After several commands to exit his vehicle officers deployed K-9 Dane. Spriggs then began to choke the dog and was eventually arrested.

He was transported to Fauquier Hospital and treated for minor injuries. Once released, he was transported to Fauquier County Adult Detention Center and charged with possession of stolen goods, obstruction of justice, eluding, driving without a license, driving under the influence of drugs and attempt to maim/kill a law enforcement animal.

Stratford County also charged Spriggs with grand larceny for the carjacking committed in their jurisdiction.

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