Man Tries Swapping Seats with His Dog in Failed Attempt to Avoid DUI Arrest, Police Say

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A Colorado man was taken into custody for allegedly placing his dog in the driver’s seat of his car in an attempt to escape a DUI arrest, Fox News reported. 

The man, who has not been identified, was pulled over by Springfield police late Saturday after driving

“52 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone,”

according to investigators.

“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 Springfield Police Department said in a statement.

“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,”

police added. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was quickly caught

“around 60 feet”

from the vehicle.

“It was discovered that the male was driving from Las Animas to Pueblo and got lost in Springfield,”

police said.

“The male party was also found to have two active warrants for his arrest out of Pueblo.” 

The driver has been 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,”

police said per the outlet. As for the pup, it

“does not face any charges and was let go with just a warning,”

the Springfield Police Department said. 

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