Lawyer Defends Prius Driver's Story of Stuck Pedal

By: Elliot Spagat AP Email
By: Elliot Spagat AP Email

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A lawyer representing a driver who reports his Toyota Prius sped out of control on a California freeway is sticking by his client's story despite a congressional memo that raises questions about what happened.

Attorney John Gomez said Sunday that he's unmoved by the memo saying investigators were unable to replicate the incident during an inspection last week. He also challenges a finding in the memo that it does not appear feasible that the gas pedal got stuck under Toyota's brake override system.

Gomez says James Sikes is not trying to get famous or rich from Monday's incident. He says the 61-year-old California man will not sue Toyota and is turning down media requests for interviews.

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