Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol

Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol

The Traffic Enforcement / Highway Patrol topic area serves as a resource for the latest developments in traffic enforcement tactics and techniques. The open road affords many opportunities to catch wanted felons, help stranded motorist, and without proper protection, injure or kill the peacekeepers who patrol those highways and byways.
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May 01, 2014

Pa. Supreme Court rules for warrantless vehicle searches

Pa. police are no longer required to secure a warrant to search a vehicle - Full Story
April 25, 2014

Charges dropped against boy in NM police shooting incident

Teenager's mother led police on a high-speed pursuit in a videotaped incident during which a state police officer fired at her fleeing minivan - Full Story
April 23, 2014
Video: Trooper’s dash cam captures deadly wrong-way crash

Video: Trooper’s dash cam captures deadly wrong-way crash

Troopers received the call of a wrong-way driver a mere two minutes before they arrived at the fatal crash scene - Full Story
April 22, 2014

Ariz. court rules on DUI law for marijuana users

The presence of non-impairing marijuana compounds in a person's body isn't a justification for authorities to prosecute under DUI laws, court ruled - Full Story
April 14, 2014

Ore. judge: Flashing headlights is free speech

Judge found that motorists flashing their headlights amounts to speech protected by the Oregon Constitution - Full Story
April 10, 2014

'Tweeting troopers' take citizens on digital ride-alongs

In an age where the world is hungry for information, the KHP formed the Tweeting Troopers as a way to share traffic warnings and tips - Full Story
April 01, 2014

Lawsuit tossed out in CHP 'suicide by cop' shooting

Officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suicidal South San Francisco man who had led them on a high-speed chase and then walked toward them holding a large rock on his head - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Kan. trooper injured in crash, critical

Kan. trooper injured in crash, critical

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was seriously injured when his patrol car was rear-ended while stopped behind a semi - Full Story
March 26, 2014

Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it's difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick - Full Story
March 20, 2014

Video: Illegal immigrant escapes during Ga. traffic stop

Officers tried to arrest him after he failed a field sobriety test, but he dashed across the highway and disappeared into the woods - Full Story

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