The Washington State Troopers may have been involved in plenty of high speed chases in their time, but we can’t imagine many involved them pulling over a car where a Pitbull was the driver.
Yet this is what happened on Sunday afternoon near Seattle.
Spike strips were deployed to bring the 1996 Buick to a halt after it had been driving recklessly at speeds North of 100mph on Sunday afternoon.
However, when officers approached the vehicle, they realised that there was, in fact, a dog in the driver’s seat, with it’s owner riding shotgun.
As it happens, the owner, 51-year-old Alberto Tito Alejandro, had been teaching his pet Pitbull to drive. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s gag.
Alejandro’s car had already slammed into two vehicles before being successfully halted.
State trooper Heather Axtman said of the incident,
“When we took him into custody, and he admitted to he was trying to teach his dog to drive.
“I’ve been a trooper for almost 10 years, and I’ve had a lot of excuses when I’ve arrested people or pulled people over, but I’ve never had an excuse that the dog was driving,”
Somehow, no one was hurt during the chase or the resulting crash when the Buick hit the strip spikes.