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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

Vehicle Incidents and Issues

Vehicle Incidents and Issues

The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
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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.

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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

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Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving - Full Story

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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

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Supreme Court will hear case of mistaken NC traffic stop

A state appeals court ruled the stop was impermissible because state law only required a car to have one functioning brake light - Full Story

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Police nearly hit by falling tree while clearing road

Clearing the road of a fallen tree turned very dangerous for the police when a big gust of wind sent another tree crashing onto the road.

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Texas officer hurt in crash succumbs to injuries

Texas officer hurt in crash succumbs to injuries

Officer Heather Phares passed away Monday morning, four days after she crashed into a big rig - Full Story

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Ala. officer killed responding to accident call

Ala. officer killed responding to accident call

Sheriff Deputy William Kelley, 46, was en route to an accident when his cruiser hydroplaned and collided with another car - Full Story

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2 Chicago officers hurt after squad struck by car

The driver of the car that struck the police SUV fled the scene on foot but was taken into custody - Full Story

Columns

How you can minimize auto-related officer deaths Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How you can minimize auto-related officer deaths

Auto-related officer deaths are up 67 percent this year: how you drive is a choice - Full Story



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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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