Lewiston police plan to summon to court a woman whose alleged abandonment of a dog led to the animal’s death when it was hit by a car.

Police plan to issue the woman a court summons in the next couple days. Police are working with the Androscoggin District Attorney’s Office to determine the appropriate charges. According to Maine law, abandonment of an animal that results in the animal’s death is a Class C crime, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Police would release no additional details about the case saying it remains under investigation. (WCSH)