Nicole Huey was pulled over by police officers in Oregon earlier this week, on suspicion that she was driving under the influence of intoxicants.
The Beaverton Police Department state on their Facebook page that, while talking to the 27-year-old driver, the hamster, whose name is unknown, was spotted on her lap.
Huey exited the car, placing the pet on the dashboard. She was then arrested for driving under the influence, but a lot more effort was required to get hold of the hamster.
"It took three officers to capture the furry little passenger," Officer Mike Rowe stated. "It appeared that the hamster wanted to stay in the vehicle, and it put up a good fight trying to avoid capture."
The hamster was taken into protective custody after the driver - explaining that she did not have anyone to come collect it - suggested the officers "should just kill it".
After Rowe was eventually released, the hamster was returned to her.
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