A drunk driver has been ridiculed online after the police revealed he had attempted to swap seats with his dog to avoid a DUI arrest.
The bizarre, and slightly hilarious, incident took place in Springfield, Colorado, where a man under the influence of alcohol was pulled over by the Springfield Police Department for driving over 50 mph in a 30-mph zone.
After getting pulled over, the man allegedly tried switching seats with his dog so that the animal would appear as if it was operating the car.
“The driver attempted to switch places with his dog who was in the passenger seat, as the SPD officer approached and watched the entire process,” the department revealed in a Facebook post.
“The male party then exited the passenger side of the vehicle and claimed he was not driving. The male party showed clear signs of intoxication and when asked about his alcohol consumption the male party ran from the Officer. The male party was apprehended quickly within about 20 yards of the vehicle.”
According to the police, a closer look at the driver found that there were two active warrants for his arrest.
The man was eventually booked into the Baca County Jail and charged with DUI, driving under suspension, speeding, resisting arrest, and driving while ability impaired.
“The dog was given to an acquaintance of the driver to take care of while the party was in jail. The dog does not face any charges and was let go with just a warning,” the update of the post read after viewers flooded the page with hilarious ‘dog arrest’ memes.
“I’d pay money to watch the dash and body cam of this whole thing,” one user wrote.
Another entertained viewer joked: “Can you prove the dog wasn’t driving though?”
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