TRUCKEE (CBS13) — CHP officers a disturbing discovery Friday when pulling over a driver hauling cattle who intentionally bypassed the scales.

Officers say the driver was stopped after driving past the scales near Truckee. The driver was stopped and returned to the scales.

There, officers found his Australian Shepherd wedged into a tiny space with a stiff metal cable wrapped around his neck and body.

The driver was cited Monday with two misdemeanors and an infraction. The dog did not appear to have any visible injuries.

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