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DUI Checkpoint nabs 3 drunk drivers and a goat

June 14, 2010
  • The goat after it was taken by animal control deputies. (Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office photos)
The goat after it was taken by animal control deputies. (Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office photos)

It was a routine night at a sobriety checkpoint in Bedford County Friday, until one deputy heard knocking sounds coming from a car trunk.

Bedford County Deputy Allison Key asked the driver, 32-year-old Fiona Ann Enderdy, what was in her trunk. Enderdy replied, "A Goat!" She wasn't lying. Deputy Key had the trunk opened and there thrashing around was a goat, bound at the feet and panting heavily in the sweltering heat. An animal control officer taking part in the DUI Checkpoint said the trunk registered at 94 degrees even after airing out for 10 minutes.

Enderdy told Deputy Key she bought the goat from a farmer as a gift for her four Kenyan passengers who currently live in Lynchburg. She also told the deputy that in the United Kingdom, where Enderdy claimed to be from, that carrying a goat in your trunk is an acceptable practice.

Enderdy, a Washington, D.C. resident, was charged with "Cruelty to an Animal" and released. The goat was given some water and a check up and sent to the Bedford County Pound.

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Bedford County authorities stopped a total of 14,906 vehicles between 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on June 11. Eighty-two of those turned into arrests or citations. Three of the 82 were DUIs, one was a drug bust and one was the aforementioned goat cruelty case.

The following government agencies participated in the DUI Checkpoint on 460 near the Bedford-Campbell County line: Bedford Police Department, Lynchburg Police Department, Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Amherst County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police.

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