Man Pulled Over for Suspected DUI Tried to Swap Places with His Dog

A driver in Colorado was pulled over by police under suspicion of drunk driving. When police stopped the driver and approached the vehicle, the officer said they watched the driver try to switch places with his dog who was in the passenger seat.

NBC Chicago shared the following story to their Facebook page.

The article reports, "The man said he was not behind the wheel and clearly showed signs of being drunk, police said. He ran from the officer when asked about how much he had had to drink and was caught within about 20 yards (18 meters), police said."

After the driver was taken to the hospital to be looked over, the man was arrested on suspicion of charges including driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and driving while ability impaired as well as for previous warrants for his arrest.

There's a lot to unpack with this story! First of all, drunk divers kill are responsible for the deaths of one person every 39 minutes. It's a completely heinous and completely preventable cause of death. If you drink, don't drive. If you drink and drive you have earned your forever place in H-E-double toothpicks, end of discussion. Second of all, what sort of bowl of soggy oatmeal tries to switch places with THEIR DOG and claim it was THE DOG that was driving? How drunk do you have to be to attempt to pull that one over on a cop? Can the dog sue his dummy owner for defamation of character?

Listen, one of the joys of pet ownership is being able to blame your dog for plenty of things. A priceless vase that belonged to your partner got knocked over? The dog did it! Someone ate the last piece of delicious cake on the counter? The dog must have gotten up there! There's total victimless crimes you can blame your dog for and you have complete justification for doing so.

Being a complete and total selfish jerk-face criminal drunk driving monster isn't one of those crimes.

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