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[Jun. 3rd, 2004|09:41 am]
Netherfreak
Life Imitates "Christine": On January 30, as Angel Eck, 20, drove
her Pontiac Sunfire on Interstate 70 toward Denver, Colo., she
suddenly could not slow down. The car was locked in overdrive and
climbed to 100 mph; the ignition would not disengage; and the clutch
and accelerator were stuck. A half-hour later, two enterprising
Denver police officers, having been alerted by cell phone and
reprising a tactic from the old "CHiPs" TV show, slowed the car by
allowing it to repeatedly bump the rear of their squad car until
it came to a stop. A few days later, idling in the shop at Green
Mountain Auto Service, the car jumped gears and pinned a mechanic
against an inside wall until a colleague set the emergency brake
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