In the most recent case, according to The Huffington Post, a Florida man was observed speeding. Cops gave chase. Reliford Cooper III, 26, allegedly fled, ran a stop sign, drove through two ditches and eventually crashed into a house.
Cooper may have gotten his inspiration for his animal alibi after reading about Christina Anne Marie Lamoreaux of Wildwood, Florida near Orlando. Cops there nabbed her for allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash. Her defense? Her dog was responsible and should go to jail—not her.
OK, Lamoreaux told the police she was actually driving. It’s just not clear why she blamed her dog. I do have to wonder if it’s coincidence or not that both drivers allegedly struck buildings while driving drunk and then blamed dogs.