A DOG called Goose managed to track down a runaway drink driver.

Police were called after a silver Volkswagen Golf was reported as taken without the owner’s consent from a house in The Spinney, Pulborough on Saturday, April 13.

PC Anthony Oliver, of the Sussex Police Dog Unit, found the vehicle crashed and abandoned in nearby Broomers Hill Lane, close to the junction with Cray Lane.

Goose, a German Shepherd, was tasked to locate the driver.

From the scene, he tracked across the A29 into Pickhurst Lane, where the drink-driver, James Rhoder, 21, was found in another vehicle.

He held the keys to the Golf and failed the roadside breath test.

He was arrested and charged with driving over the limit, failing to stop after a road traffic collision, driving with no insurance, driving without a valid licence and possession of cannabis.

He pleaded guilty to all offences, and at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on May 3 he was disqualified from driving for 14 months.

He was also ordered to pay a £90 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

He was released without charge for the offence of aggravated vehicle taking.