Grace MacCormick reports that a 35-year-old man arrested after a dog was injured by a dirt bike on a prohibited trail in Raumati Beach will appear in Court on May 12.
Tinker, the 11-year-old family dog was was taken to a vet after suffering bruising and grazes on his groin, and was treated for shock.
His owner says that despite having been taken for a walk since the incident, he now fears traffic noises — something that has never worried him before according.
Police received a report on Tuesday, 7th April, that a couple had been walking their dog on a pedestrian-only track in the area when a dirt bike rider had collided with their dog, injuring it.
The rider quickly left the scene after the collision.
(Tinker – Source: Stuff)
The owner says that in the incident she had tried to move Tinker off the path before the dirt bike rider rode right over him.
“You could see the tyre mark on him where he went straight over him,” the woman says.
Police who investigated the incident arrested the man who was found at an address in Paraparaumu on the 16th April.
The man is due to appear in court on the 12th May where he is facing a number of driving charges, one of which includes driving while on a suspended license.
New Zealand Police have said the matter is now before the courts and therefore they cannot comment further on the issue.