According to the police, a suspected drunk driver tried to switch places with his dog
DENVER (CDPR) – Colorado police on Saturday night arrested a man who allegedly was driving while drunk and got lost. When police approached him, officers said the man tried to switch places with his dog in the passenger seat.
Springfield Police said the incident began around 11:30 p.m. near 7th Street and Main Street in Springfield, in the far southeastern state of the state, when a motorist allegedly speeded 52 miles per hour in a 30-mile drive -Zone was caught.
When police stopped the driver and drew closer, the officer said they saw the driver try to switch places with his dog in the passenger seat.
Police said the man exited the passenger side of the vehicle and claimed he was not driving. The officer said the man showed clear signs of intoxication and when they asked him how much alcohol he had consumed, the man ran from the officer.
The officer said the man was arrested less than 20 meters away.
During the investigation, police learned that the Las Animas man drove to Pueblo and got lost in Springfield.
The Baca County Sheriff’s Office was called to help with the investigation.
The man had two active warrants out for his arrest from Pueblo. After he was medically cleared, police said he was committed to the Baca County Jail.
He was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving with impaired fitness, driving under suspension, speeding from 20 to 24 miles per hour and resisting arrest.