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Man hits, attempts to drown K9; later arrested while seeking treatment for bite wounds

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Indy, the 4-year-old German Shepard who survived an attack and wounded the suspect enough to be later caught.

An Australian criminal is in police custody after attempting to receive treatment for dog bites he sustained while dodging police.

Victoria Police confirmed two men and a woman were arrested after Northcote police officers attempted to stop a white Ford sedan. The suspects would not stop and a chase ensued, according to a police statement.

The pursuit ended when a tire blew off the sedan and both a 20-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested at the scene.

The third suspect, a 19-year-old man, fled the scene and ran into a local creek. Indy, a 4-year-old German Shepard, continued the chase. Police say

ABC Australia reports the man hit Indy on the head and then attempted to drown the dog before he was bitten.

The suspect was able to shake Indy and evade the police, but according to the police statement, he was arrested later in the morning when he sought treatment for severe dog bites at hospital.

The 19-year-old suspect remains in police custody, according to police.

Police charged a 20-year-old Pascoe Vale woman with conduct endangering life, handling stolen goods and traffic matters. She posted bailed and is scheduled to appear at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

A 29-year-old Mill Park man was released pending further inquiries.

Indy is proudly back on duty after being checked by handlers. 

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