This photo is the closest representation yet of the crazed Maine driver. (Lance Staedler/20th Century Fox)
The last BMW driver of recent fame to lead police on a triple-digit speed chase was a young and hormonal Charlie Sheen in the 1994 film "The Chase." Consider that record broken.
Christopher T. Goehringer, 26, of Maine, raced his 1990 BMW south from Kennebunk on Thursday at "well over 100 miles per hour," the Boston Globe and several local papers reported today. In less than one hour, Goehringer tore through three states - 60 miles worth - before smashing into a Massachusetts state police cruiser in Haverhill. No injuries were reported.
Sheen and the red 325i he stole from costar Kristy Swanson were both in their prime back then. What car-loving moviegoer could resist a convict speeding in a European coupe with a pretty blonde, essentially a Hollywood take on the classic Sega video game OutRun?
What model Goehringer was driving remains unknown - or any frightening accounts from witnesses passed at more than double the normal highway speed. While there was no mention of any passengers or in-car romance, one thing is for sure: he ended up a lot cleaner than Charlie.
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