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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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May 26, 2015

Bystander takes down suspect who ran from Va. trooper

Witnesses say a Good Samaritan tackled the suspect, allowing the pursuing trooper to catch up and arrest him - Full Story
May 25, 2015

Man charged in death of Colo. trooper cadet claimed his accelerator stuck

The state trooper and cadet were laying out stop sticks as the speeding suspect approached, who was travelling 90-100 mph - Full Story
May 24, 2015
Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Under plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50 - Full Story
May 24, 2015

Colo. State Patrol cadet killed, trooper injured in pursuit

Cadet and officer were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car - Full Story
May 23, 2015

Video: Ga. man holds would-be carjacker at gunpoint until cops arrive

Video captured a man turning the tables on a suspect who attempted to carjack him - Full Story
May 22, 2015

Car's OnStar feature helps Ala. deputies find drugs

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says it received a call from OnStar that the service had the location of a stolen vehicle - Full Story
May 20, 2015
Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

20-year-old student Joseph Owusu was driving home from school at night when his back tire blew - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Ark. cops shoot cuffed man who opened fire in cruiser

Suspect somehow got his hands in front of him and when two officers returned to the vehicle, he started shooting at them - Full Story
May 20, 2015

NJ cop injured in fatal wrong-way crash released from hospital

Was a passenger in a car that crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer after leaving a Staten Island strip club - Full Story
May 15, 2015

Man charged in Ohio cop's death after funeral procession crash

Officer who was escorting a funeral procession in Cincinnati when a car collided with his motorcycle - Full Story



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