Man Arrested After 100mph+ Police Chase While ‘Trying to Teach His Dog How to Drive’
There are a lot of things to try and learn or teach during the COVID-19 quarantine. Teaching your dog to drive, however, shouldn’t be one of them.
The empty streets in Washington were just too tempting for this guy and his pitbull apparently. Washington authorities took several 911 calls reporting an “erratic” driver who had hit two cars and refused to stop after either crash. CNN reported The Washington State Patrol intercepted the driver, who then tried his luck at outrunning the State Troopers in his Buick Park Avenue.
The driver was charged with reckless driving after leading officers on a chase at upwards of 109 miles per hour. But it gets crazier. When a Trooper finally caught up with the Buick, he noticed a pit bull in the driver’s seat and the human riding shotgun.
The Buick driver attempted to avoid officers by veering onto a nearby walking trail, which luckily wasn’t occupied due to the current quarantine. Using spike strips, officers were eventually able to stop the driver. While arresting him, the driver admitted he was “trying to teach his dog how to drive.”
Along with reckless driving, the man was charged with driving under the influence, felony eluding, hit and run, and reckless endangerment. As for the dog, it’s reported that she was turned into a local animal shelter.