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Ontario man charged after assaulting dog, driving into house: police

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OSHAWA, Ont. — A 25-year-old man from Oshawa, Ont. is facing numerous charges after allegedly assaulting a dog, then driving into a house and causing the front porch to collapse.

Durham Regional Police say the man first allegedly got into an altercation at a local home after becoming angry with a dog.

He allegedly threw a chair at the dog and hit it with a ladder, assaulted the resident of the home, damaged property, then drove away with his own dog.

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Police then say he crashed into a nearby home causing the covered porch to cave in, then fled the scene without wearing a shirt and accompanied by his dog.

Police tracked him to his home and arrested him when he arrived on foot.

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They allege he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Christopher McDonald is now facing six charges including impaired operation, assault and cruelty to animals.

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