Local authorities placed a hamster into protective custody after its owner, an intoxicated driver, was arrested.
When Huey stepped out of the car, she placed the hamster on the dashboard.

“It took three officers to capture the furry little passenger,” Rowe was quoted as saying on the department’s Facebook page. “It appeared that the hamster wanted to stay in the vehicle, and it put up a good fight trying to avoid capture.”
Hamster Placed In Police Protective Custody Following DUI Stop « CBS Seattle