Originally Posted by ljason8eg
Hmm that could explain everything, but you'd think the officer following him would have noticed the speed keep decreasing when the brake lights came on, then increasing again when they went off.
The officer only came on scene during the final portion of the debacle. He easily could have cooked the brakes in the first 15 minutes, so that he could have laid on the brakes 100% while the officer was following without slowing down a bit.
For an underexperienced driver (or one who just drives like a grandma all the time), they could cook the brakes by not pushing the pedal in far enough. They might be used to putting 2 lbs of pressure on the pedal to stop normally, and "stomping on it" might only mean 5 or 6 lbs of pressure. By the time they figured out that they have to push harder than that to get it to slow down effectively, it might've been too late.
Don't know how to explain the police officer's situation in the Lexus a while back. He knew how to drive, he knew how to stop hard and stomp on the brakes. Must have just been a failure of multiple things at once.