THE PAST 100 YEARS.
From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
December 22, 1958: Edmundo G. Martinez, state vehicle department employee, is beginning to wish he had never taught his dog, a 10-month-old shepherd, to do such tricks as opening a gate or a car door. On Sunday he parked near Eddie's Conoco station on Cerrillos Road and went into the station. He heard the car start and move away and rushed out to see the car moving backward, with the dog at the wheel. He believes the dog to have turned on the ignition with his teeth and accidentally locked the driver's side door. The car traveled in reverse 250 feet with the dog sitting in the driver's seat with both paws on the spokes of the steering wheel, swaying from side to side causing the car to weave with each movement. The car came to a stop at a parking lot. Luckily, car and dog missed all traffic and the car received only slight damage when it grazed a tree.
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|Publication:||The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM)|
|Date:||Dec 22, 2008|
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