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Police Chase, Washington State

Man allegedly teaching his dog to drive arrested after high-speed chase

Man allegedly teaching his dog to drive arrested after high-speed chase

2020-03-31 10:00:00 AM

Man allegedly teaching his dog to drive arrested after high-speed chase

A man was arrested Sunday after leading troopers on a high-speed chase with his dog sitting in the driver's seat, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol said.

"He was driving very erratically. So erratically that multiple people called 911," trooper Heather Axtman told CNN.The suspect was driving "absolutely recklessly," and a pursuit ensued at 175 kilometres (109 miles) an hour, she said. One of the troopers attempted to corner the suspect's car, looked inside and realized a pit bull was sitting in the driver's seat while the suspect steered, Axtman said.

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As he was trying to evade troopers, the suspect drove onto Centennial Trail, a trail for pedestrians and bicyclists in Snohomish County known for being busy, according to Axtman."The fact that there wasn't anybody on the trail is nothing shy of miraculous." Axtman said. "We are very thankful."

Eventually troopers were able to use spike strips to end the pursuit. During the arrest, Axtman said the suspect gave them one explanation: He was "trying to teach his dog how to drive.""I wish I could make this up," Axtman, who is also a public information officer, said. "I've been a trooper for almost 12 years and wow, I've never heard this excuse. I've been in a lot of high speed chases, I've stopped a lot of cars, and never have I gotten an excuse that they were teaching their dog how to drive."

The Washington State Patrol charged the man with reckless endangerment, hit and run, driving under the influence and felony eluding. His bond was set at US$8,500 and he is set to appear in court March 30.As for the dog, Axtman said the "very sweet girl" was taken to the animal shelter after her owner was arrested.

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Did they have to call in the k9 team 😂 Not too bright. Oohhhh Canada.... Cabin fever symptom I let my dog drive once, similar results! SERIOUSLY? That's jacked up! 😂 It's a good idea, although very risky. Africans can emulate this, we don't need to pay for drivers anymore, just trian your dog and relax while it drive all around. I think it would be more difficult for dogs to drive on our roads!

Let me guess, owner was wearing a MAGA hat It’s going to take a lot more than that to catch up to Florida. 💩 What a loser LMAO nguyxnchau damn he learned quick Guess he should have taught the dog to drive the speed limit. Anybody think that Canada has special news segments called 'America Newz'? Complete with an advisory to shield the eyes of the impressionable.

You're supposed to put 'Florida Man' in the title New series Thedogking What is FloridaMan doing in Washington State? Leave it to groundhogs. nspector4 Theres a real crisis going on, and you wonder why people hate mainsteam media with your shit reporting and media Who let the dogs out My bad, I won’t do it next time. Sparky really wanted to try driving

I knew it wasn't a Canadian. We only teach our beavers to drive. kessmemaybe Only in CANADA EY? Why was he arrested? I had to read that headline 3 times to make sure I didn't make a mistake reading it. The guy was in the high-speed chase or the dog was? Damn Dogs think they can drive now? I don’t think so!

Lmfaooo I thought it was Florida 100. Hey Florida, back off because you lost here 😂 I hope the dog is ok Dog crashed car because it wasn't a stick shift Hell of an idea! I'm pretty sure though that this is tried every so many years and pretty much has had the same outcome everytime. Try a primate next time...it's all about the opposable thumb. Wrists and elbows help too..

kevinioss123 jesse_lank Florida man Guess that driving lesson was a fail. Sorry Rover. Maybe the dog was trying to teach the man how to drive Ez4u2say_Janis Most likely so he'd have a d.d. when he needs more beer... Maybe he just thought he was living the same day over and over again? 🤔 Dogs can't read speed limits on road signs.

Is the dog alright? Another realDonaldTrump voter no doubt. They're smart like that. OMG.....REALLY?.. hollybeveridgee Oh thank god it wasn’t in Canada Teach a dog to drive? Impossible But more likely than teaching the cows on TheSocialCTV to think firethemall For some reason this made me chuckle. I do, of course, hope everyone is okay after the driving lesson. Was the dog a student driver?

I had to look and see if it was Florida ..it was not. Too bad. He should have been killed during the crash. Legendary The dog was charged with DUIM, driving under the influence of a moron. Thank God they took the dog away from that moron. nbcsnl did it first. cats I think this tweet is a day early 😁 MegGardiner1 Thought you would appreciate this

I mean, to be fair to the guy, the dog was unlikely to learn on his own. TOONCES wasn’t available? Clearly some mental health issues going on here with this man. I just hope the animal shelter doesn’t kill the dog. :) Not going to lie. I think we need more news like this as opposed to the other thing. DrawfeeShow remember when a cat wore a hat? That was baby garbage; THIS DOG CAN DRIVE!!!

Sure it wasn’t bubbles trying to teach his cats? Was the dog driving during the chase? 🤦🏼‍♀️ The guy must have thought if Paw Patrol can drive vehicles, his dog could too. Dog’s name was most likely Chase. Can’t make this stuff up Logzy20 Ffs This is horse manure. The dog was driving how are they gonna give him a ticket!? Stand up for canine rights! This is text book oppression.

who lead the chase? a good boy? This feels like a setup for a joke. I wonder if it's a graded license system like you get your Pup1 then Pup2. Conservatives nowadays. 🙏☹️. How stupid What? Not Florida? I have so many questions... He offered the dog a T-bone to drive him to the liquor store. 1992 Oldsmobile

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