This is actually a remarkable story.
Last week (Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 1:27pm to be exact), State Senator Terry Burton realized that his 2009 Chevrolet Impala had been stolen.
Yes, not only did a thug steal a Chevy Impala, but it just so happened to be one owned by a Senator.
Not good for Mr. Crook.
To make matters worse for Sir Steal-a-Lot, the Impala was armed with On-Star’s Stolen Vehicle Slowdown.
After Senator Burton saw that his car was stolen, he called OnStar and reported it.
OnStar then contacted local police, found the vehicle, and, when the vehicle was in a safe position, armed the Stolen Vehicle Slowdown.
This technology can be remotely activated by an OnStar advisor once the car has been located by their GPS system and when police can see the vehicle and advise the OnStar representative that the car is in a safe position.
The only thing left to do is activate it and watch the car slow down.