Man arrested after uploading social media video of his dog driving his car
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An Israeli man has been arrested after he posted a video showing his dog getting behind the wheel of his car.
A 35-year-old man from Ein Naqquba, west of Jerusalem, posted the video of his small pooch on his lap as he placed his paws behind the steering wheel.
However, this stunt proved to be a little too fast and furious for police, who saw the video online and promptly arrested the man.
So, think next time you post. Or don't let your dog drive your car.
Police confirmed that he was detained on suspicion of reckless driving.
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"The suspect behaved in a reckless and improper manner when he let his dog hold onto the steering wheel, thereby endangering road users," the police said in a statement, as per The Times of Israel.
"He then went on to share footage of the dangerous act which reached the police. Whoever does such things is playing with human lives. We will continue to work to enforce and prosecute serious traffic violations."
Police had also discovered that the man didn't even have a valid licence of his own as he had never passed his driving test.
So, really, neither man or dog was qualified to drive in the first place.
Somewhat surprisingly, this isn’t the first time a joyriding canine has made headlines this year.
ABC News reported that a Jack Russel named Lexie had learned how to drive on her owner's 200-hectare farm in Victoria, Australia.
Lexie's owner Cam Zschech, 21, told the ABC that it all started with a bit of a joke while he was moving sheep around the property.
"The other day we were driving along moving some sheep down the laneway, we were just idling along and that was how I learnt how to drive," he said, as per the ABC.
"So I thought, we've got a bit of time, why can't I teach Lexie to drive?"
To help Lexie navigate the car, he said he always puts the car into first gear while letting her roam free as the car moves at a slow pace.
When Lexie was a pup she was trodden on by 80 kilo ewe, but now she's having the last laugh behind the wheel.
"Sometimes she'll lean forward and has even honked the horn sometimes, she's a good sheepdog," he added to the ABC.
Move over Daniel Riccardo is all we can say.
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