Drunk Driver Hilariously Switches Seats With Dog to Avoid Getting Arrested for Speeding
A doggy's day out almost landed the canine in jail as they exceeded the car's speed limit. The driver in Colorado was found guilty of over-speeding but in a desperate attempt to avoid the DUI charges, he quickly exchanged seats with his dog and put the poor canine behind the steering wheel. LOL.
The anonymous bloke was driving 'under the influence' when police in Springfield, Colorado, asked him to pull over just before midnight on Saturday, May 14, 2023. An officer approached the car and saw the hilarious scene unfold when he swapped the driving seat with his dog. He was also caught exchanging seats. The news surfaced online, thanks to a Facebook post made by the Springfield, CO Police Department. The man was initially stopped for speeding at 52mph (84km/h) in a 30mph zone. Since he was intoxicated, the police officers ordered him to pull over near 7th and Main St. in Springfield town.
The post read, "The driver attempted to switch places with his dog in the passenger seat as the SPD officer approached and watched the entire process." Haha. The man also claimed he wasn't the one who was driving the vehicle. The news release added, "The male party showed clear signs of intoxication and when asked about his alcohol consumption, the male party ran from the Officer." Of course, who else except drunk men would dare to blame their dog for over-speeding? However, the anonymous driver couldn't go far and was apprehended about 20 yards away from the vehicle and immediately transported to the hospital for further tests and medical clarifications before being booked into Baca County Jail. His resistance to avoid the charges proved futile.
"It was discovered that the male was driving from Las Animas to Pueblo and got lost in Springfield. The male party was also found to have two active warrants for his arrest out of Pueblo," according to the news statement. The man was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding and resisting arrest. As the news surfaced online, netizens quickly found humor in it and made comments that left people in hysterics.
A Facebook user, @Jennifer Rose, wrote, "I'd pay money to watch the dash and body cam of this whole thing." So do we. @Stacie Rea agreed, "Y'all should release the body cam. I think this would be hilarious." Another comment by @Georgia Smith read, "Heading from Las Animas to Pueblo and ended up in Springfield…. My guy needs a new GPS." Some people joked about the dog's involvement. A user, @Staci Bishop quipped, "I wish my dog could drive." Haha!
@Gloria Ann Davis Robertson joked, "Thank God the dog was sober." Another Facebook user, @Robert Morrow confessed, "I frequently let my dog drive when I need a nap." If you're wondering what happened to the poor dog, the news release shared, "The dog was given to an acquaintance of the driver to take care of while the party was in jail. The dog did not face any charges and was let go with just a warning." A user, @Sarah Tonin commented, "I'm glad the dog was let go with just a warning." LOL.