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Police: Woman arrested for DUII with hamster on lap

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Beaverton police said a woman driving under the influence early Tuesday morning had a hamster loose on her lap.

Nicole Huey, 27, of Beaverton, was stopped at Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and Davies Road at 12:30 a.m.

Police said the woman was driving to the store with her hamster. Huey was arrested for DUII.

She said she didn't have anyone to come get her hamster, according to police, and told officers, "So you should just kill it."

The officer told her the hamster would not be harmed. It ended up requiring three officers to capture the animal, as it put up a good fight to stay in the car.

One officer used an evidence tube for a make-shift container to safely transport the hamster to the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin.

The driver was given the contact information to retrieve the hamster if she chooses to do so.

Police said one lesson to learn from this situation, other than do not drink and drive, is that it's not safe to operate a motor vehicle with any type of animal in your lap.

Fortunately, in this case, no one was hurt.

Police said there is not a photo available of the hamster.

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