SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (KAKE) - Police in southeastern Colorado say a man accused of driving under the influenced switched seats with his dog after being pulled over. 

According to Springfield police, a traffic stop was conducted Sunday night on a vehicle going 52 mph in a 30 mph zone. 

"The driver attempted to switch places with his dog who was in the passenger seat, as the SPD officer approached and watched the entire process," police said in a Facebook post. "The male party then exited the passenger side of the vehicle and claimed he was not driving."

The post says the man showed signs of intoxication and when asked about his alcohol consumption, he ran from the officer. He was quickly apprehended. 

The man was booked on two warrants and for DUI, driving while suspended, speeding and resisting arrest. Police did not release his name.