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Va. Fines Driver for Having Goat ... in Trunk

Charged with animal cruelty, hit with $100 fine
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2010 5:23 AM CDT
Va. Fines Driver for Having Goat ... in Trunk
A different goat.    (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Virginia cops running a DWI checkpoint really got one DC woman's goat—literally, reports the AP, the one they found hog-tied and panting in her trunk. Fiona Ann Enderby has been convicted of animal cruelty and fined $100 after she told police she bought the goat from a farmer to give to four passengers in her car, who are from Kenya but reside in Central Virginia.

At the time of her arrest, Enderby told officers that she's from the UK, where it's acceptable to transport animals in such a manner, reports the Lynchburg News & Advance. Officers at the checkpoint had been on the lookout for the car after a FedEx driver reported its occupants were throwing beer bottles out the window; an empty beer carton was found, but no open containers. The goat is now living happily at a nearby farm. (Did you hear the one about the goat car-jacker? Click here.)

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