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Man Accused Of DUI And Trying To Drown K9 In Court

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A readiness conference was held in Vista this Thursday morning for Lavar McKiernan.

McKiernan is accused of trying to kill a police dog.

Prosecutors say he tried to drown Oceanside K9 officer "Zeus" at the end of a chase at the Buena Vista lagoon in Carlsbad in January.

Zeus' handler claims McKiernan punched the dog several times and pushed him under the water in an effort to get away.

Mckiernan also faces DUI charges.

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