Suspect in high-speed chase tells troopers he was teaching dog how to drive
A 51-year-old man faces several charges, including DUI, reckless driving, hit-and-run and felony eluding after troopers with the Washington State Patrol arrested him Sunday, CNN reports.
He is accused of driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 5 in Seattle and hitting two vehicles. Witnesses called 911, and troopers began a high-speed chase.
“Just crazy driving,” said state trooper Heather Axtman to the Everett Daily Herald.
Officers used spike strips to stop the car after the suspect exited the freeway and drove onto Centennial Trail, a popular recreational trail for walking and biking in Snohomish County.
When they approached the vehicle, troopers allegedly found a pit bull in the driver’s seat and the suspect steering the wheel. He reportedly said he was trying to teach his dog how to drive.
As you may have guessed alcohol was involved. Damn drunk dogs!