A car that sped away after hitting two vehicles in an area south of Seattle in Washington state, USA Sunday afternoon was reported to the local police.
The same car was reported to emergency services as traveling erratically at more than 100 miles per hour, prompting state troopers to give chase.
During the pursuit from the South King County of Seattle up to north Snohomish County, police were shocked when they saw the driver of the car.
Police stopped the speeding 1996 Buick by deploying spike strips that flattened the tires of the car. They arrested 51-year-old Alberto Tito Alejandro, though he was not the one driving.
On the driver’s seat was a pit bull, which Alejandro admitted he was teaching to drive, according to state trooper Heather Axtman.
“I’ve been a trooper for almost 10 years and I’ve had a lot of excuses when I’ve arrested people or pulled people over, but I’ve never had an excuse that the dog was driving,” Axtman was quoted as saying by AFP.
The incident may have set a new world record for the fastest dog on land as the female pit bull’s speed surpassed that of the greyhound, which has a top speed of 45 miles per hour (mph). Pit bulls themselves have a top speed of only 30 mph.