Drunk Driver Puts Dog Behind Wheel After Being Pulled Over

Have you ever wished your furry friend could take over the wheel and drive you home after a night out? Seems like a strange thing to say, right? Well, one man in Colorado tried to make that dream a reality, but it didn’t end well for him.

According to the Springfield Police Department, the man was pulled over for speeding 22 miles over the limit in a 30 mph zone. When the officer approached the car, he saw the driver switch seats with his dog, who was sitting in the passenger seat. The man then got out of the car and claimed he was not driving. He also showed clear signs of intoxication and ran away from the officer, but was quickly caught.

The man had two warrants for his arrest in another town and was charged with several offenses, including DUI, resisting arrest, and driving under suspension. The dog, however, was not charged and was given to a friend of the driver to take care of. The police department posted on Facebook that “the dog does not face any charges and was let go with just a warning.”

This is not the first time someone has tried to blame their dog for driving under the influence. In 2018, a Florida man told cops that his dog was driving the car when he was pulled over for driving under the speed limit on a highway. And in 2015, another Florida man said his dog had been behind the wheel when he crashed into a house.

While these stories may sound funny, they are also very dangerous and irresponsible. Driving while drunk is a serious crime that can result in injuries, deaths, and legal consequences. It is also unfair to put your dog in such a risky situation and expect them to take the blame for your actions. Dogs are loyal and loving companions, not scapegoats or chauffeurs.

So next time you feel like having a drink or two, make sure you have a designated driver who is not your dog. Or better yet, stay home and cuddle with your pup instead. They will appreciate it more than you know.


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