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2 drunk men claim their dog drove their van into a ditch

By Mason White 12:51 PM January 21, 2014
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By: Debbie Gross
Two men were arrested and charged with public intoxication after they were found stuck in a ditch, according to police reports in Oklahoma.

At first, the two blamed their dog for the incident.

Tahlequah Police said that they arrested two men at a local vet clinic around 8:45 p.m., after receiving a report of a vehicle stuck in a ditch.

William McDonald, 65, and 42-year-old Steven Schofield, told police that they had stopped their Chrysler Town & Country minivan because they were tired.

McDonald was in the driver’s seat and Schofield was a passenger in the van. The officer asked them how they got the minivan stuck in the ditch, and they said that the dog had been driving.

Both men were arrested at the scene, and the dog was taken to the Tahlequah Animal Shelter.

Schofield and McDonald face charges of public intoxication. They will be able to get their dog back.