Reliford Cooper, 26, was busted on Wednesday evening after allegedly leading cops on a chase through two ditches before he crashed into a home.
Cooper allegedly fled the scene and hid in a church bathroom where he was eventually arrested. As he was getting handcuffed, he blamed the evening’s chaos on his pooch, according to a police report cited by WPTV.
According to the police report, he said: “My dog was driving that car.” He also said: “I ran because I wanted to. You ain’t gonna find no drugs or guns on me.”
The deputy allegedly smelled alcohol and marijuana on Cooper, who then started vomiting and claimed he had a back injury, according to the police report.
He was taken to the hospital and then later transported to jail. His bond was set at $26,120.
Cooper was arrested on charges including DWI with property damage, aggravated fleeing, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage and resisting/obstructing an officer without violence.