STUNNING video shows a pit bull leading state troopers on a high-speed chase in a vehicle that was moving more than 100 miles per hour.
The dog was sitting in the driver’s seat as Alberto Tito Alejandro steered, according to cops.
The car was towed after leading authorities on a high-speed chase[/caption]
The wild scene took place in Washington state[/caption]
Alejandro, who was arrested, told cops that he was “trying to teach his dog how to drive,” according to CNN.
It is believed that he may have been under the influence of drugs.
“I wish I could make this up,” trooper Heather Axtman told the cable news outlet.
“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.”
Thankfully no one was hurt[/caption]
The driver – but not the dog – was taken into custody[/caption]
The wild pursuit took place on Sunday in Washington state.
The vehicle hit two cars during the chase and reached a speed of 109 miles per hour, CNN reported.
“He was driving very erratically. So erratically that multiple people called 911,” Axtman told CNN.
She said that Alejandro even drove onto a walking trail in Snohomish County that is filled with pedestrians and bicyclists.
“The fact that there wasn’t anybody on the trail is nothing shy of miraculous.” Axtman told CNN.
“We are very thankful.”
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The chaotic chase involving a 1996 Buick began in King County and ended up in Snohomish County, according to KOMO News.
Axtman said the dog, a “very sweet girl,” was taken to an animal shelter following the arrest.
Alejandro, 51, was hit with multiple charges, including reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of drugs.