DUI arrestee thought his dog was driving squad car

dogdriverFrom a story by Dennis Sullivan in the Chicago Tribune:

A 7-year-old Orland Park man being transported by police after an arrest for DUI/drugs momentarily thought it was he who was driving the squad car and later thought his dog was behind the wheel, according to an Orland Park police report.

Later, after the man was taken to a hospital, he awoke from his sleep and asked if he could go down “the slide,” according to the report.

Police transported the man to a hospital around 11 p.m. after discovering a prescription bottle containing 63 of 90 Clonazepam tablets and seven empty Suboxone containers during the crash investigation. Clonazepam is used to treat seizure and panic disorder, and Suboxone is specifically prescribed to treat opiate addiction.

During the ride to the hospital, the man called out from the back of the squad car and said, “Whoa, I thought I was driving, but I’m glad it’s you behind the wheel!” He followed up a couple of minutes later with the question, “Why is my dog driving this car?” before falling asleep.

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