23-year-old man who was caught driving 100 mph tells police his dog hit the gas pedal (video)By Mason White 1:28 PM November 30, 2014
|Jordan Winn under arrest|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of reckless driving after traveling at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
Now, the driver who blamed his speeding during a police chase on his dog, has been jailed for 13 months.
23-year-old Jordan Winn led police on a high-speed chase in a 30 mile per hour zone during a pursuit in County Durham. Winn of Murray Park, Stanley, admitted to dangerous driving as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.
Winn told investigators that his Staffordshire bull terrier, Buster, sat on the gas pedal of his car during the police chase. Judge Christopher Prince described Winn’s claims as absurd.
Police video showed a police car traveling at 88 miles per hour in an attempt to keep up with Winn, who was driving at 100 miles per hour.
When he finally stopped and got out of his car, his dog also jumped out. After his arrest, Winn blamed the excessive speeding on Buster.
In addition to the 13-month prison sentence, Winn was also disqualified from driving for three years.