Jason Martinez, from Spokane, said he left the pooch in his car while he ran into a store. The cheeky chihuahua, Toby, somehow kicked the vehicle out of gear and took it for a spin.
However, unable to properly control the car, he ran through a red light and crashed into a woman's motor.
Fortunately only her tire was damaged in the bizarre crash, 'New York Daily News' reported.
Tabitha Ormaechea told KREM-TV she couldn't believe her eyes when she saw a dog was driving the vehicle.
"When I looked up, there was no one in the car, just a little dog up on the steering wheel peeking over looking at me," she said.
The dog owner Martinez got to know about the crash when someone ran into the store and said that a gold car had been in an accident.
"He [the dog] must have knocked it out of gear and the car rolled out," Martinez said.