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Can Dogs Drive? This Chihuahua Thinks So!

by Luke Jones on

If you want to know if can dogs drive, you should check out one cheeky chihuahua.

In a recent funny incident, police in the Louisiana town of Slidell posted on Twitter one of the quirkiest stories of the month.

In the tweet, the local police showed a small Chihuahua seemingly driving an SUV in reverse. It seems this pooch does not need a leash, but definitely needs a driver’s license.

When the dog was left in the vehicle by its owner at a gas station, it took matters into its own hands… or paws. As the person started to pump gas, the SUV started rolling back towards a four-lane road.

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As can be seen in the video posted by police, the panicked owner chased after the car in an effort to stop it getting to the road. It turns out the little five-pound dog left in the SUV had somehow managed to put it in reverse.

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Police were originally stumped how the pooch achieved this feat. Amazingly, the dog navigated the vehicle through oncoming traffic and the SUV came to a stop when it struck a barrier on the other gas station located across the street.

Can Dogs Drive? It seems Chihuahuas can

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Hindsight is a funny thing, and it is a funny story. However, it’s easy to see how this was a dangerous situation that thankfully passed with no major injuries.

“It is a miracle that no one was seriously injured and that no other vehicles were struck during this incident,” the police wrote on Facebook. “Let this be a lesson to everyone to please use caution when leaving pets inside of your vehicle.”

Normally, the reverse gear can only be engaged by pressing the brake pedal. Police explained the vehicle involved has a defect that allowed the transmission to be changed without the brake being applied.

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Written by: Luke Jones