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//: Freddy B_
01-18-2006, 01:26 PM
is anyone else watching this BMW chase on CNN in Houston TX?! .. OH ****! he just hit someone after 2 hours of running!

avalys
01-18-2006, 01:49 PM
The spike strips didn't work because of runflats - I love it.

wwb4
01-18-2006, 01:51 PM
I didn't know about it.......I'm looking for it now on CNN.

icky
01-18-2006, 02:19 PM
http://www.click2houston.com/news/6218876/detail.html

hawk2100n
01-18-2006, 02:36 PM
E90 330i?? The poor car, to be abused and ruined like that. :tsk:

Malibubimmer
01-18-2006, 03:51 PM
D'ya think the driver was merely following the turn-by-turn on his Nav system and it had an iDrive malfunction?

SoCal530
01-18-2006, 04:00 PM
na, clearly this was due to the fact that the e90's do not have the HUD :thumbup:

curt3s
01-18-2006, 04:09 PM
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128326
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11231

Ernö
01-18-2006, 05:03 PM
Video coverage:

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=3824176

Click on "ABC13's team coverage" under "related links"

MiGs530i
01-18-2006, 05:18 PM
Did you see the guy was smoking a stogey during the chase? nice style! lol

ktc
01-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Certainly would have been more thrilling if it was in a M5 or 650 or something.

MMME30W
01-18-2006, 05:31 PM
What a moron.

x3Bruin
01-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Dude on MSNBC just called the car a "BEAMER"

AzNMpower32
01-19-2006, 06:40 PM
Apparently all my friends saw it last night too. Of course, its illegal and shouldnt be done, but can't help thinkin: "see a BMW can elude police and their spike strips, etc..."

Funny how chases happen everyday, but one with a new BMW gets national footage.:rofl: One improvement: if it was an M3 or an M5 or high performance BMW.

//: Freddy B_
01-19-2006, 07:33 PM
it was still mighty entertaining, and im glad no one was injured...by the way..did we ever find out what started the chase? or why this "business" looking man was running?

mtbscott
01-20-2006, 08:57 AM
Local paper is kind of vague on it this morning, but apparently the 31 year old suspect got into an argument at a restaurant. Police were called, a scuffle ensued, the suspect got in his car and sped off thus starting the chase. A police officer who questioned the HPD chase policy on a local TV station was reassigned to desk duty for violating department rules on dealing with the media.

//: Freddy B_
01-20-2006, 09:25 AM
that is bull**** that they cant be a little more forceful...if so maybe he wouldnt of hit that poor woman and her kid, and ruined a perfectly good BMW that could have been put in a police auction, and picked up for a good price:thumbup:

mtbscott
01-20-2006, 11:41 AM
I dunno....the police saw the guy get in his car and leave, they have his license number...one wacko driving away recklessly in his car is dangerous...add another 10-50 police cars driven recklessly to chase him down....is more dangerous to the public...He was only charged with violations relating to the chase, apparently up to that point, he had broken no laws. Most chasees will slow down as soon as they figure they've "lost" the police, the chaser can find a more secure place to nab them.

Ajax
01-20-2006, 12:02 PM
that is bull**** that they cant be a little more forceful...if so maybe he wouldnt of hit that poor woman and her kid, and ruined a perfectly good BMW that could have been put in a police auction, and picked up for a good price:thumbup:

Amazing how short term Houstonian's memories can be....HPD got into quite a bit of trouble a couple/few years ago regarding "aggressive" chases. Some people other than those being chased got injured, which led to the obligatory lawsuits, which led to the new chase policy.

Also, I have heard that the guy is a British citizen here on a visa or some sort of thing.

wwb4
01-21-2006, 04:07 AM
D'ya think the driver was merely following the turn-by-turn on his Nav system and it had an iDrive malfunction?
:rofl:

Ajax
01-21-2006, 11:20 AM
The guy is apparently bipolar...had a little bit of an outburst at his court hearing.

It's all a conspiracy (http://www.click2houston.com/news/6278095/detail.html)

x54.4blue
01-21-2006, 03:00 PM
He was driving a BMW, it talk them over two hours to catch, but the cops were driving Fords.