Colorado Man Tries To Switch Seats With His Dog Before Getting Arrested For DUI

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I can only imagine the wild stuff police officers see during DUI stops.

However, I’d like to say this is probably the first time this police officer has ever experienced something like this.

According to 9 News, a Springfield, Colorado police officer pulled over a driver for going 52 mph in a 30 mph zone around 11:30 on Saturday night.

As the officer was approaching the vehicle, he noticed the driver trying to swiftly switch places with…

A dog?

The 28-year old suspect, who was obviously intoxicated, got out of the passenger side of the Dodge Challenger and tried to claim he wasn’t driving. Once the officer asked him if he’d been drinking, he attempted to run away.

The suspect was tracked down only about 20 yards away from the car when he was arrested.

Inside the car were a man and a woman in the backseat – and they were both sober. The car belonged to the woman, but Springfield Police Chief Clay Klipfel says he doesn’t know why they weren’t driving.

Police added that they later found out the group was driving from Las Animas to Pueblo, and got lost in Springfield.

The driver was then discovered to have two active warrants out of Pueblo. He was medically cleared at the hospital and booked into the Baca County jail for his warrants, along with the suspicion of driving under the influencer, driving while ability impaired, driving under suspension, speeding, and resisting arrest.

As for the others in the car, along with the dog, one of the sober individuals drove the vehicle back to Pueblo.

Tough scene for the guy who chose to drive hammered when he had two sober drivers chilling in the back. Although I’m not sure who’s dumber here, the guy who tried to convince police that his dog was driving, or the sober folks who climbed in the backseat of a car with a drunk driver.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock