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Toyota Chief Overshoots Congressional Hearings by 150 Miles

02/23/2010 11:07 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - The reputation of the Toyota Motors Corp. received another black eye today as the president of the embattled company missed his scheduled appearance at Congressional hearings after he overshot Washington, D.C. by 150 miles.

Toyota president Akio Toyoda said he was having difficulties with the brakes on his 2010 Toyota Prius, which finally came to rest after crashing into a blacksmith's shop in Colonial Williamsburg.

In a brief statement to reporters, Mr. Toyoda said, "I knew I should've driven my Chevy today."

In yet another embarrassment, Mr. Toyoda, the grandson of the carmaker's founder, realized for the first time that his family's name is spelled differently from the company's.

Mr. Toyoda said that all members of the Toyoda family would be immediately recalled to fix the spelling error. More here.