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Smart Fortwo leads police on slow chase

By Andrew Ganz

Drivers who test officers of the law by leading them on police chases aren’t generally known for their smarts, but one Houston man did his best to stand out from the crowd earlier today.

Houstonian David Wheaton took off from a traffic light on the city’s west side earlier today after a Texas State Trooper approached his car. According to the officer, Wheaton, 49, “reeked of alcohol” and had a “blank stare.” The Trooper hopped into his police cruiser and followed in hot pursuit – or at least as hot as a pursuit can be when the assailant is behind the wheel of a Smart Fortwo convertible. With its 1.0-liter three-cylinder gas engine sending power to the wheels through a motorcycle-style automated manual transmission, the Fortwo is not known for its performance. Not surprisingly, the officer caught up to Wheaton. Wheaton led the State

Added: Aug-1-2012 Occurred On: Aug-1-2012
By: Plox
Regional News
Tags: Police, Chase, Smart, Car, Fortwo
Location: Houston, Texas, United States (load item map)
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