Monday, May 3, 2010

Dog explores new horizons in barf and bad behavior

If you have a dog, a barfing canine is not news. And if you read this blog you know that it's nothing unusual for a dog driver to cause a car accident.

But I'm begrudgingly impressed by the creativity of one dog in Minnesota who managed to put the two together:
A Lewiston, Minn., man told Winona police he lost control of his car and crashed it into a power line pole because his dog puked on him, police said.

Officers found the car unattended about 10:25 a.m. Thursday in the 1250 block of Lakeview Avenue, Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams said... Witnesses reported the driver was last seen leaving the area while walking a beagle.

Michael Allen Butler, 18, called police about 2:25 p.m. Thursday and said he was the person driving the car.

Butler told police he was driving on Lakeview Avenue when a dog in the car began “throwing up all over him,” causing him to lose control and crash. His story was corroborated when police found vomit in the car.

Speaking of dogs and car accidents, despite the hard work we do here to inform the public, apparently many are still ignorant of the wide range of common bad animal behavior. In Wisconsin, when a dog that was left in a parked car went for a joyride and caused an accident, the police, who obviously don't read this blog, said it was the first time they'd seen a car collision with a canine driver.

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