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Police: Shetland pony hit by drunk ATV rider had to be put down

QuintWissmiller / phofrom Kendall County Sheriff's office

Quintin Wissmiller / photo from Kendall County Sheriff's office

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Updated: June 18, 2012 4:54PM

A Shetland pony that authorities in Kendall County say was struck by an ATV driven by a drunk driver in Yorkville was so badly hurt it had to be put down.

Quintin P. Wissmiller, 33, of Yorkville, hit the 13-year-old female pony while heading south on the all-terrain vehicle Sunday on Brisbin Road near Helmar Road, according to the Kendall County sheriff’s office.

The pony was named Dory. It had gotten loose from a farm a couple of miles away, sheriff’s Deputy Craig French said Monday. French said Dory belonged to the farmer’s daughter.

Wissmiller was charged with DUI and with driving on a revoked driver’s license.

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