UPDATE: 'Gigi,' the puppy found in logging truck, sees 'dramatic - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPDATE: 'Gigi,' the puppy found in logging truck, sees 'dramatic' improvement

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The puppy found in a logging truck with her tail glued to her body has experienced a dramatic improvement, according to Louisville Metro Animal Services.

'Gigi,' had been in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to serious condition. A video provided to WDRB News by Louisville Metro Animal Services shows Gigi with a small cast on her leg, playing with another dog.

The driver of the logging truck where Gigi was found, Danny Gonzalez, told investigators he "snapped" and drove several vehicles off the road last Friday.

According to a news release from the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, it happened at about 6:30 Friday morning, when Bullitt Central Dispatch began receiving phone calls about a semi-truck hauling landscaping timbers that was "driving erratically" and running vehicles off the road in the northbound lanes of I-65, near exit 112.

Authorities say the driver of the truck was 50-year-old Gonzalez, of Harlingen, Texas.

Gonzalez hit a truck, causing it to crash into a cable barrier, then got off at the Brooks exit (Exit 121) before going west on Brooks Hill Road, according to the news release.

At this point, Gonzalez allegedly ran a white Cadillac off the roadway, then intentionally rammed the Cadillac in the rear of the vehicle, "causing significant damage."

The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office says Gonzalez then drove northbound on Knob Creek Road and into Jefferson County. When he reached the intersection of Top Hill Road and Goff Lane, he allegedly ran over street signs and a stop sign, before his truck became stuck in a field.

"A Bullitt County Deputy pulled up and ordered Gonzalez out of the truck," the news release states. "He initially did not comply. Eventually, the Deputy was able to take him into custody. Gonzalez stated he just 'snapped' and was tired of people messing with truck drivers. He also made statements that he was told he had to continue to work and he did not want to."

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. He was then taken to the Bullitt County Detention Center, where he is currently incarcerated. 

The puppy, Gigi, was allegedly found inside his logging truck during the investigation. Louisville Metro Animal Services says it has begun an animal cruelty case against Gonzalez related to the puppy.

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