Springfield, CO – An intoxicated man tried to blame his bad driving on his dog. The Springfield Police said that the male driver was caught speeding on the night of May 13, and when he was pulled over for going 52 mph in a 30 mph zone, he tried to switch places with his dog, who was in the passenger seat.
In a release, the police recounted the bizarre traffic stop, writing:
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 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.
After a brief foot chase, the man was apprehended. The police discovered that he was not only intoxicated, but he had two active warrants for his arrest. After being medically cleared, the man was booked into the Baca County Jail for his warrants and also charged with; Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, Driving while ability impaired, driving under suspension, speeding 20-24 over, and resisting arrest.
According to the police, the dog was given to an acquaintance of the driver to take care of while the party was in jail. The police said:
The dog does not face any charges and was let go with just a warning.
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