PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - A K-9 officer is being hailed as a hero, after Prince George County police say the dog saved them from what could have been a dangerous situation.
Police say 48-year-old Joseph Perkinson went on a drunken joy ride, driving in circles, fish-tailing through a yard, smashing trees and crashing into the front of a house. He then drove off - but came back later.
Prince George police tried to get Perkinson out of the truck, but he wouldn't comply. Officers then deployed K-9 officer Chace, who jumped through the driver's side window and bit Perkinson's arm. Officers stormed the truck and arrested Perkinson - and found he had a loaded pistol.
Perkinson is in jail on charges of felony property damage, DUI, obstruction of justice, and concealing a gun.
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