"The driver is responsible for not pulling over, not the passengers."
Most drivers would pull over when being chased by police, knowing they'd be subject to arrest and severe penalties for fleeing. But I believe those making comments here surmise (as do I) that Sharpton was probably ordering the guy to floor it so he wouldn't miss his plane.
If I'm wrong, then why didn't Sharpton DEMAND that the guy stop if the police were in pursuit of the vehicle?
Of course he was telling the driver to continue. The driver was almost as big an idiot as Sharpton for following his suggestion. That's why the driver went to jail.
Bing, bing, bing!!! You get the prize!! Driver was hired (contracted) to do a job. If contractor violates the law, and the person letting the contract is aware of it (as Sharpton obviously was), and doesn't take corrective action, he too is at fault, and not merely an innocent bystander...