Women fight over leash law in Edwards
July 1, 2010
EDWARDS, Colorado – A woman and her mother were walking their three dogs without leashes up the West Lake Creek Trail Head in Edwards Monday night when their small black and white Papillion breed dog ran toward a man and woman on the trail who were walking two dogs on leashes.
The parties had a disagreement over the leash law and over the off-leash dog approaching the leashed dogs.
A Sheriff’s Office deputy responded and gave both parties the option of either both getting charged with a crime or neither parties getting charged.
The woman walking the off-leash dogs did want charges filed against the other woman, who reportedly assaulted her and hurt her ear.
Because the off-leash dog walker wanted charged filed, she, too, was given a summons for harassment. The off-leash dog walker had reportedly hit the other woman’s hand and followed her as the other woman tried to walk away from the incident.
The woman walking her dogs on-leash was given a summons for third-degree assault, for the injury to the other woman’s ear.