Best of Drive Wire For 2016: Living on the Wild Side
Some people think rules don’t apply to them.
This week on Drive Wire, we’re doing things a little differently. We’re taking an end-of-year look back at some of the biggest and most interesting stories we covered in 2016.
On today’s episode, we’re looking back at two stories of men who were out of control. First up: the story of a Oklahoma man who was nabbed by the police doing more than 200 miles per hour in his Ford Mustang.
19-year-old Hector Fraire was apprehended by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol after leading them on a chase in his 2011 Ford Mustang, according to police. Remarkably, law enforcement claimed the car hit a top speed of 208 miles per hour during the pursuit—far and away above the Mustang’s factory top speed.
That wasn’t the only story of a man committing vehicular acts that landed him in hot water, however. According to authorities, a 28-year-old man known by the name Timothy Rossell who was pretending to be a U.S. marshal swindled multiple women into buying him several expensive cars, including a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Cadillac Escalade, a Ford Mustang, and a Corvette Z06.
Rossell attempted to flee his fiancée in Missouri in his Lamborghini after she confronted him, according to police, but was ultimately apprehended in Illinois after his car developed a flat tire.