July 3, 2014 6:35 pm -

You know how you get so buzzed that you don’t want to drive while impaired, so naturally, you ask your dog to drive? Yea, that’s what a Georgia man did on Wednesday and the cops had the nerve to arrest him.

According to Oconee County Sheriff Sgt. Partain, he responded to a call about a dog locked in a car at a Bell’s Food Store.  It was 99 degrees outside and the internal temperature of the car, which was measured with a handheld thermometer, was a whopping  123 degrees.

According to KCTV,  the Officer said a can of gasoline in the vehicle reeked and described the smell as “stifling.” 60-year-old Wesley Mark Terrell told Partain that his dog drove him to Bell’s to buy some corn.

According to the sheriff, Terrell appeared to be highly intoxicated.

Terrell was arrested and charged with Animal Cruelty and DUI.

Animal Control took custody of the dog.

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. Be safe out there and FFS, call a taxi if you’re drinking, smoking weed, and/or thinking of allowing your dog to drive. It’s hard for their little paws to reach the peddles.

H/T: Agnostic-God @ComgenKDT with thanks.

Image: Bangshift.


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  1. neworleans878 July 3rd, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Damn! Figured I’d try that excuse out if I ever got stopped! Back to the ol’ drawing board!

    Seriously, I’m glad they arrested this a**hole…driving drunk, leaving his dog in the car to die of heat exhaustion. Then trying to pin the crime on the pooch!

    ps…a bit of useless trivia…the expression “back to the old drawing board” came from a cartoon in The New Yorker back in 1941.

    • Anomaly 100 July 3rd, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      IKR? How stupid is this guy? When I’m inebriated, I let my cat take the wheel. I’m not stupid!

      • neworleans878 July 3rd, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        Tried that once. It was a catastrophe.

        ps..Happy 4th to ya and everyone else, Lady A.

        • Anomaly 100 July 3rd, 2014 at 8:06 pm

          Aw, happy 4th to you, too! Any plans for tomorrow?

          • neworleans878 July 3rd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

            Naw. Just going to stay home and suck up the air conditioning.

            Definitely a cocktail or four in the afternoon…

          • Anomaly 100 July 3rd, 2014 at 8:44 pm

            Sounds like a plan to me! I’m having neighbors over and their kids. I’m barbecuing everything in sight. Wheee!

          • uzza July 3rd, 2014 at 9:47 pm

            Do the neighbors suspect your plan?

          • neworleans878 July 3rd, 2014 at 10:22 pm

            Just texted your cat and warned him to hide!

        • Hirightnow July 3rd, 2014 at 9:53 pm

          Hope they celebrate the 4th up there with 1/2 as much “oomph” as they do Mardi Gras, NO878…
          And if they do, I hope you survive.

          • neworleans878 July 3rd, 2014 at 10:21 pm

            I hope they don’t…dead drunk and fireworks don’t mix too well!

  2. Saint_Augustine July 3rd, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Well, cops aren’t the only officials with no compassion for folks in altered states. On more than one occasion when I’ve been flying high the air traffic controller in the control tower refused to let me land until I got in a plane.

  3. Flspeedy July 3rd, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    As excuses go ,that has to rank right up there with , “I HAD to drive , I was too friggin’ drunk to walk” ,

  4. Tommy6860 July 3rd, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    OMFG! That’s hilarious. The dog image is the stuff.

  5. Hirightnow July 3rd, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Headline seems a bit redundant…
    Couldn’t it just be “Georgia Man etc. etc….”?