Cruelty charge dropped over dog on motorcycle

Pictured: Gyula Szatmari with dog Bosco

November 11, 2011 6:04:04 AM PST
Authorities dropped an animal cruelty charge against a New Jersey man who was riding his motorcycle in the rain with a dog.

Gyula Szatmari pleaded guilty to an unsafe driving charge instead.

The 56-year-old paid $449 in fines, surcharges and court costs in Municipal Court in Marlboro.

Szatmari has driven the bike for years with his Boston terrier "Bosco" sitting on a platform behind the windshield.

He was ticketed on Aug. 24.

Szatmari's attorney James Curran, told the Asbury Park Press he thinks his client is going to get a special carrier in recognition of the animal control officer's concerns.


Information from: Asbury Park Press,