Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Doggone Daft Driver Takes Whippet for Walkies at the Wheel

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Doggone Daft Driver Takes Whippet for Walkies at the Wheel

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A DOG owner has been captured on camera walking his pet while driving his car.

Dash-cam footage shows the animal, thought to be a whippet, being dragged along by its lead through the window of a silver Nissan X-Trail.

The incident took place on John Milne Avenue on the Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale.

A passing motorist says he recorded the incident on his dash-cam as he drove to work at about 9.30am.

The driver, who asked not to be named, told the M.E.N: "I'm a professional driver so I've seen some things, but this was just absolutely disgraceful. The most terrifying thing is this is an industrial estate; it's not some quiet country lane.

"There's a huge warehouse just up the road and loads of HGVs going up and down. Just moments earlier a big lorry went past. …

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