Man Being Chased By Police Claims Dog Was Driving The Whole Time

If you somehow get involved with a high speed chase with police, chances are that your intelligence quotient isn’t that high in the first place. So it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that a man in (wait for it) Florida decided to blame his dog for leading police on a drunken car chase.

Reliford Cooper led Sarasota Police on a high speed chase last Friday after refusing to pull over during a traffic stop. Cooper’s vehicle led police through a neighborhood where it hit a ditch, swerved, crashed through another ditch and came to rest after crashing into a person’s home. He then fled the scene and hid out in the bathroom of a church where police caught him and took him into custody.

Cooper insisted that he wasn’t driving the vehicle that they found lodged in a person’s living room. He said he ran “because I wanted to” and insisted that “My dog was driving that car.” He also said that police wouldn’t find any drugs, which is a hell of a claim to make after stating that your dog can drive a car.

Believe it or not, Cooper had been drinking and smoking marijuana before the accident and was charged with driving while intoxicated. I’m sure his unbelievable claim tipped off police to the level of his intoxication. Besides, everybody knows that cats are better at driving cars than dogs.