Baton Rouge police: Man in stolen car lands in jail after he punches police dog _lowres

Trey Collier, 25

A 25-year-old Baton Rouge man in a stolen car allegedly punched “Duke,” a police dog, during a traffic stop early Sunday morning on North Foster Drive.

A Baton Rouge police officer tried to pull over Trey Collier, of 5633 Frey St., around 1 a.m. Sunday morning in the 1000 block of North Foster after the officer spotted Collier driving a stolen 1999 Chevrolet Lumina sedan, a Baton Rouge police report says.

Collier pulled into a parking lot and climbed out of the car but refused to follow commands to lay on the ground, the report says.

When Collier began backing away from the car, the officer sent Duke, the police dog, to apprehend him, the report says. Collier punched Duke in the head during a brief struggle before he was arrested.

The officer found what appeared to be crack cocaine and ecstasy inside the car, the report says.

Collier was booked into Parish Prison on counts of injuring a police dog, resisting an officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of Schedule I and Schedule II drugs. He remained in jail Sunday evening; bail had not yet been set.