I’m pretty sure everything about what happened here can be explained by four words. Read on and see if you can guess which ones. ‘I wish I could make this up’ | Man teaching his dog how to drive leads cops on high-speed chase
According to the Washington State Patrol, Alberto Tito Alejandro, 51, of Lakewood, Washington, hit two cars while being chased by police.
Alejandro, according to Washington state trooper Heather Axtman, was driving “absolutely recklessly” and was the subject of several 911 calls.
At one point, the high-speed chase up Interstate 5 reached 109 miles per hour, she said.
When one of the troopers attempted to corner Alejandro’s car, he looked inside and realized a pit bull was sitting in the driver’s seat while the suspect steered, Axtman said.
Alejandro, according to Axtman, then drove onto Centennial Trail, a busy trail for pedestrians and cyclists in Snohomish County. Thankfully, no one was on the trail at the time.
Police were eventually able to stop him by flattening his tires with spike strips, which is when they say he offered up the whole driving instructor thing.
He’s been charged with reckless endangerment, hit and run, driving under the influence and felony eluding. Bond was set at $8500.
Hint: The four magic words are somewhere in the last paragraph.
The dog was taken to a local shelter. No word on whether Alejandro will be getting her back once he’s freed.