This dog made a lucky escape after tumbling from an open U-Haul onto a Colorado interstate. 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Hausken was traveling down Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon when she saw a dog jump out of the back of an open U-Haul at "highway speeds and tumble" onto the interstate. 

The incident happened at about 3:15 p.m. on westbound Interstate 70 near Colfax Avenue.

Thankfully, the deputy and a citizen were able to catch up with the dog and safely transport it to animal control.

Officials say the dog sustained minor injuries. The owner of the dog, who at first authorities were unable to locate due to an unregistered microchip, has since been charged with animal cruelty.

The dog will remain in custody until the disposition of the case is determined. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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