Ruff ride: Dog drives Dodge into swimming pool


A North Carolina couple’s black lab is in the doghouse after crashing a pickup truck into a swimming pool. The pooch didn’t have her paws on the steering wheel but she was pawing the pedal to the metal.

Their pet named Caroline rarely left home without the couple, Mike and Ruth Smith. But when they made a grocery run the dog got spooked.

“And when she gets scared, she’ll go down on the floorboard of the truck,” said Michael Smith

Ruth Smith was driving but now she had 90 pounds of scared dog on her foot and despite Michael’s efforts to pull her off, the pickup continued to go faster.

Ruth tried to keep the truck straight and aimed for a wooden fence. There it plowed through the fence and to the surprise of all, into a swimming pool.

Other than a few cuts to Michael Smith, everyone else made it out fine. The dog-driven Dodge truck however, is done.

See NBC2

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