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.
The man from Lakewood, Washington, hit two cars on separate occasions and failed to stop both times, leading state troopers on a high-speed chase.
The suspect was driving recklessly and a pursuit ensued at 109 miles an hour. 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.
Eventually, troopers were able to use spike strips to end the pursuit. During the arrest, the suspect gave them one explanation: He was “trying to teach his dog how to drive.”