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Jerusalem area man lets dog ‘drive’ car, is arrested

35-year-old filmed pet with two paws on steering wheel as the pair navigated city streets, is suspected of reckless driving

A man was arrested by Israel Police after sharing footage of him letting his dog drive. (Israel Police/screenshot)
A man was arrested by Israel Police after sharing footage of him letting his dog drive. (Israel Police/screenshot)

An Israeli man who filmed his dog “driving” his car was arrested Monday after the video was publicized on social media platforms.

The 35-year-old, a resident of the Arab village of Ein Naqquba near Jerusalem, uploaded the video of his dog standing in his lap with the animal’s two front paws holding the steering wheel as they navigate through narrow streets.

Jerusalem area police said the driver was arrested and taken for interrogation on suspicion of reckless driving. He was set to face a remand hearing Monday afternoon.

After arresting the man, police discovered that his vehicle did not have a roadworthy certification, adding to the man’s offenses.

“Those who carry out such acts endanger people’s lives. We will continue to act to enforce serious traffic offenses and prosecute suspects who endanger road users with their actions,” a police statement said.

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