DUI suspect trades places with his dog after being pulled over
A 28-year-old Colorado man thought he was speeding when police pulled him over for speeding, but instead found himself in the doghouse.
Instead of denigrating her actions, she tries to blame the man’s best friend—his innocent dog in the passenger seat—claiming that the dog was driving, not her.
Colorado Man frames his dog to take the heat when pulled over for speeding
If the nameless man was ever happy that his furry best friend couldn’t talk, it’s about time the pup told the officer the truth at the bazaar traffic stop. Over the weekend, the man who was pulled over for going 52 mph in a 30 mph zone in Springfield, Colorado, pointed his finger at his four-legged passenger, saying he was the driver.
“The driver attempted to switch places with his dog, who was in the passenger seat, as the SPD officer approached and observed the process,” Springfield, CO police wrote. Facebook comment.
“The male party then exited the passenger side of the vehicle and claimed he was not the driver. The male party clearly showed signs of intoxication, and when asked about his alcohol consumption, the man fled from the police.
He didn’t get very far before police caught him just 20 meters from the vehicle.
It was later discovered that the driver, the man, not the dog, was traveling from Las Animas to Pueblo and got lost in Springfield. Police also found he had two active warrants out of Pueblo.
“BCSO arrived and assisted with the incident and the male party was medically evaluated at the hospital and booked into the Baca County Jail and also charged; driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, impaired driving, driving while suspended, speeding 20-24 degrees and resisting arrest,” the Facebook post continued.
For those concerned about what happened to the dog, he has been cleared of all charges and is being cared for while his owner is in jail. (But you’ve been warned, so you’d better never let that happen again.)
“EDIT: The dog was given to an acquaintance of the driver to watch over while the party is in jail. The dog was not charged, only released with a warning,” the post reads.
Jokes filled the comments section of the Facebook post
After reading the unique police report on Facebook, many people left their thoughts and joked around in the comments. (How can you not joke about such a crazy police report?)
“I wish my dog could reach the pedals…” one person wrote. “Thank God the dog was sane,” said another.
Many people have asked for body camera footage. “There you go you need to release the body cam. I think that would be hilarious,” one person wrote. Another added: “We pretty much ask everyone how do we get Body Cam footage? “
And the jokes kept coming. “I’m glad you got it! The dog will probably be the better driver,” one person wrote. “How drunk was he? Lmao if you thought it was ok to let the dog drive you must be screwed,” wrote another.