Florida Highway Patrol troopers stop SUV with stuck accelerator that went 50 miles on highway, reaching 100 mph

FHP Saves speeding car

Florida state troopers managed to stop an SUV with a stuck accelerator after it traveled about 50 miles on Interstate 95 at speeds up to 100 mph.  A Florida Highway Patrol report said 28-year-old Joseph Cooper called 911 Monday afternoon from south of Port St. Lucie, saying he was heading north and couldn't slow down.  The 911 operator told Cooper to put the vehicle in neutral, but he said he couldn't.  He said he didn't want to use the emergency brake at the speed he was traveling.  State troopers and local police drove alongside the SUV to clear traffic.  Deploying stop sticks three times to flatten the SUV's tires, they finally brought the vehicle to a stop west of Vero Beach.  Cooper was taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of chest pains.