Cops discover a PIT BULL behind the wheel of car after 100 mph chase - as owner says he was teaching the animal to drive A 100 mph car chase near Seattle, Washington, ended with a surprise when cops used spike strips to disable the vehicle and found a dog behind the wheel. The pit bull's 51-year-old owner who was arrested for the incident claimed to Washington State Troopers that he was teaching the dog to drive. During the pursuit, troopers were shocked to see the animal in the driver's seat and its owner steering and pushing the gas pedal from the passenger side. The man, who is from Lakewood and was not identified, was allegedly under the influence of drugs and taken into custody for reckless endangerment, eluding police and driving under the influence. He was taken to a hospital before booking and his dog was left with an animal shelter.