Washington troopers were in shock when they pulled over a speeding car that led them on a 50-miles chase to find a pit bull behind the wheels.
The 51-year-old dog’s owner, however, did not hide his purpose: He was teaching it how to drive. The pair was driving at over 100 miles per hour through south King County and north Snohomish County before hitting their 1996 Buick into two cars then onto a pedestrian trail which forced them to stop.
“I wish I could make this up,” Trooper Heather Axtman said. “I’ve been a trooper for almost 12 years and wow, I’ve never heard this excuse. I’ve been in a lot of high-speed chases, I’ve stopped a lot of cars, and never have I gotten an excuse that they were teaching their dogs how to drive.”