This Israeli man got arrested by police for letting his dog drive the car. After getting arrested, the police learned that the man does not even have a valid driving license and had not even appeared on the driving test even once.
Man Arrested After He Uploads Video On Social Media Of His Dog Driving His Car
A 35-year-old Israeli man from Ein Naqquba, west of Jerusalem, has been arrested after he posted a video of his dog driving the car.
The video of his small pooch getting behind the wheel of his car went viral after he posted it on social media.
However, this stunt proved to be a little too fast and furious for police, who saw the video online and promptly arrested the man.
This can serve as a warning for all people out there who are thinking of giving the steering wheel to their pet dogs.
Police confirmed that he was detained on suspicion of reckless driving.
"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 also discovered that the man didn't even have a valid license of his own and in fact had never passed the driving test.
So apparently, neither the dog nor the man was qualified to drive in the first place.
Oh, and for you to know, 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 his dog learn how to ride the car, the owner said he'd always put the car in first gear as he allowed it to roam free as the car moved 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.