BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The man who dragged a puppy behind his truck down Wilson street in Brewer, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty Thursday.
Jeffrey Mayhew drove with his puppy tied to his car for two tenths of a mile before stopping in late June. He was arrested the next day when police came to check on the dog and found him in possession of illegal drugs.
Mayhew was sentenced to 118 days in jail, a more than $1000 fine and he will never be able to own an animal again.
In court, Mayhew said he forgot to untie the dog from his bumper after spending the day at a friend's house. He said he never meant to intentionally hurt the dog.
Police say passers-by flagged down police and reported they saw a 6-month-old pitbull mix being dragged behind the pickup.
The prosecutor says Mayhew was allegedly high on drugs at the time of the incident. The people that finally stopped him said that he was dazed and seemed "out of it".
The dog was taken to a local vet with lacerations to his paws and leg areas, but was treated and released back to Mayhew.
Mayhew was on bail from a previous OUI charge at the time of the incident.