A Michigan woman has been arrested after police say she caused a traffic crash and abandoned a puppy in a construction dumpster while attempting to flee authorities last week.
Farmington Hills Police Department issued a statement saying that Selena Maria Martin, 25, was arrested after driving on a suspended license, speeding, refusing to stop for police, and then crashing and fleeing her wrecked vehicle on Nov. 8.
Martin has been previously convicted of fleeing and eluding police on two other occasions, most recently on Aug. 5, 2021 and on Sept. 10, 2021, according to records obtained by Fox 2 Detroit.
According to officers, once Martin and a 14-year-old passenger were taken into custody, Martin told police they abandoned a puppy in a construction dumpster because it was “slowing their escape.”
Police began a search for the puppy and said they were able to successfully recover the puppy safely and that it was unharmed.
According to officials, the puppy has since been adopted by a member of the community.
Officers added that no one was injured in the vehicle that was hit by the suspects.
The Farmington Hills Police Department was not immediately available for comment.
Fox 2 News Detroit reporters Amy Lange and David Komer contributed to this story.