Stuck accelerator driver arrestedBack in March, this guy claimed his accelerator was stuck and he had no way to stop his car in a bizarre re-enactment of the tv movie Runaway Car. Looks like the police have now decided he wasn't a victim of a malfunctioning car, but was actually using it as an excuse to drive and high speeds without stopping while trailed by a police helicopter. My favourite part of the story is that he "decided not to turn off the engine incase it made the steering lock". It's true that on cars with power steering, the steering becomes almost useless when the engine isn't running. But still, if the engine isn't running you can stop pretty quickly so as long as you're on a straight bit of road it's a much better plan than just going along at full-throttle while you burn out the brakes trying to keep the car from going over 70mph. It has to be said, the plot of that movie isn't any more plausible (yes, I did sit through it once :).