Florida Man Involved in an Unexpected 100 MPH Police Chase Driving a Google Street View Car
Google Street View is a very useful tool to give you a lay of the land for a destination you have never been to before. The Google Mapping cars are outfitted with cameras gathering images on every roadway, street, and freeway, providing 360 degrees of complete coverage. But one particular car may have captured evidence of its own crime, as police in Middletown, Indiana were in pursuit of a Google Street View car going well over 100 miles per hour.
Google Street View vs Speed Limits
According to police, the Google Mapping car was spotted exceeding the speed limit in a school zone. By the time the officer was able to catch up to the car, it was still going over 100 mph while passing by other vehicles on West US 36. Despite being pursued, the driver of the Google Street View car refused to stop for several miles.
The driver briefly slowed down at the intersection of State Road 109 and US 36 at a red light, but proceeded to drive directly through it.
Due to a bridge being out, the driver of the Google Street View car made several more dangerous escape maneuvers before he eventually lost control of the vehicle, causing him to drive through a yard and then into a nearby creek where it became stuck.
You Have Reached Your Destination
Police were able to escort the driver, who was later identified as Coleman Ferguson from his Florida Driver’s license. According to a press release by the Middletown Police Department, “Mr. Ferguson stated that he worked for Google and was scared to stop.”
He was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle, which is a Level 6 felony. Ferguson was then transported to a nearby hospital for medical clearance, and then to the Henry County Jail.
Perhaps Mr. Ferguson will find himself Googling a good defense lawyer, because Google Maps probably doesn’t have an escape route feature. That, and the vehicle’s cameras were able to capture every moment from every angle.