An out-of-control Toyota Prius was brought to a halt today in San Diego by a California Highway Patrol car putting itself in front of it like a brake. According to the CHP, the car suffered from a stuck accelerator. UPDATE.
The driver of the runaway Toyota Prius, 61-year-old James Sikes, called CHP while driving eastbound on Interstate 8 near San Diego around 1:30 PM PST, complaining about a stuck accelerator and being unable to shift the car into neutral. California Highway Patrol responded, putting a patrol car in front of the Prius, eventually stopping the car near La Posta Bridge. This high-profile incident comes on the same day Toyota made just-as-high-a-profile defense of its cars against an ABC News report Toyota calls a "careful and deliberate manipulation" of the facts.