Biker dog owner charged with animal cruelty

Biker given citations for improper transportation of an animal

A biker in New Jersey has been charged with animal cruelty after police noticed a dog on his lap whilst riding his motorcycle.

56-year-old Gyula Szatmari was issued with citations for careless driving and the improper transportation of an animal after he was spotted riding with the pug on his bike.

Szatmari told police that his dog had ridden with him on his motorcycle for years, but he was previously warned by authorities against transporting his dog on a bike last year.