Wild video shows a suspected drunk driver giving cops the slip during a 10-mile chase through the streets of California — while shirtless and driving a golf cart with a dog in his lap.
News helicopters filmed several Los Angeles Police Department squad cars — with lights flashing and sirens blaring — following the cart late Sunday after it was reported stolen from a San Fernando Valley shopping center.
Onlookers could be heard cheering and laughing as the suspect — only wearing shorts — nonchalantly drove the security cart with the dog in his lap while being chased through busy streets, including multi-lane main roads.
At times, officers jumped out of their cars to try to grab him — just for him to repeatedly evade them, even though the cart has a top speed of just 19 mph, according to Fox 11.
Cops even tried using spike strips — without success — before the suspect was finally boxed in in a 7-Eleven parking lot about 10 miles from where the chase started.
There, the shirtless suspect jumped out of the cart and tried to run away, with the dog still in his arms — and nearly two dozens cops now giving chase, the footage shows.
As he was captured and handcuffed, his dog initially escaped, just to also be caught and led away by the leash.
The suspect appeared to address the dog in an apology caught in the footage, the outlets said.
“I’m sorry, Rocky, I’m very sorry,” he was heard saying, according to KTLA footage.
“I was drinking. I’m an alcoholic. … Don’t drink. Don’t do drugs. Be a better person.”
The LAPD has not identified the suspect as of Monday, and it was not immediately known what charges he was facing. The original call was for robbery and grand theft auto, KTLA said.