WOOF, WOOF, it's the sound of the paw-lice!
Members of An Garda Síochána were forced to stop a vehicle in Limerick yesterday for a pre-paw-sterous reason as they noticed the driver making several potentially dangerous mistakes.
In a pun-filled social media post, Southern Region Gardaí issued a warning to drivers to follow the rules of the road as they revealed a person had been fined for driving while using a mobile phone and allowing a pet dog to sit on their lap as they drove.
While we all love to spoil our dogs, Gardaí were forced to issue a fine for unsafe driving and warned others: "Don't let your driving go to the dogs!"
"The driver of this car was seen holding a mobile phone with their dog sitting on their lap. Fine issued and advice given by Limerick Road Policing Unit.
"Woof, woof- it's the sound of the pawlice!"
But the image accompanying the warning seems to show that the Garda had fur-given the dog for travelling on its owners lap, as he can be seen smiling as the dog pokes his head out the window.
Commenters were quick to point out that it looked as if the dog itself was caught driving the car, with one person asking "Had he a dog license, officer?"
"That's a bit ruff!" Another joked.
A ruff day for the dog and the driver, but a good one for the Gardaí who had successfully followed up on a lead!