Lab Drives Chevy into Drink

We all know how Labrador retrievers are passionate about the water—right? Well, a pooch in Sagle, Idaho totaled his owner’s Chevy Impala this week when he knocked the car out of gear, sending it splashing into the Pend Oreille River.

Charlie the black Lab was so thrilled to see his owner return home on Wednesday that he leapt into the car’s open window as Mark Ewing took a fresh pizza he’d just picked up into his house.Charlie

When Ewing turned to look out to the road, he couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched his car speed down the driveway, heading straight toward the river.

“He somehow got the car into neutral,” Ewing told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. “My car just went boom, down an incline and into the drink.”

And Charlie?

Well, he safely bailed out the window before the car hit the water.

“There’s nothing weirder than looking at your car cruising down your driveway when you’re not in it and seeing your dog jump out and then watching your car go splash,” said Ewing.

It’s a safe bet that Charlie didn’t get any pizza leftovers, either.