A Washington man driving under the influence was arrested after a high-speed chase, even though he wasn't the one driving.

The man driving at speeds of over 100 mph, and struck two vehicles. Police took chase after him when witnesses called police.

Officers used spike strips to stop the vehicle after the suspect took off down a recreation trail meant for hiking and biking.

When officers approached the vehicle, troopers found a pit bull in the driver's seat and the suspect using the steering wheel.

The man told officers he was "teaching the dog to drive."

"I wish I could make this up," said Heather Axtman. "I've been a trooper for almost 12 years and wow, I've never heard this excuse. I've been in a lot of high-speed chases, I've stopped a lot of cars, and never have I gotten an excuse that they were teaching their dog how to drive."

The 51-year-old unnamed man is being charged with DUI, reckless driving, hit-and-run, and felony eluding.

Read more at Seattle Times

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