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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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February 17, 2015
Police: NJ man created black ice to mask DUI crash

Police: NJ man created black ice to mask DUI crash

Man poured water on a freezing road to try to fool officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Police: Texas man left prosthetic arm at scene of crime

The suspect fled on foot after crashing his vehicle as a result of drunk driving - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Fla. man kills self during pursuit after shooting girlfriend

44-year-old Samori Kwame Walden was leaving as police arrived and then drove south on the interstate before shooting himself and crashing his car - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Calif. carjacker bails on stolen car, confused by stick shift

The carjacker held the owner at gunpoint from the passenger's seat, then ordered the driver out in an attempt to drive off, but failed - Full Story
February 13, 2015
Dallas mom who ended pursuit gets new van, other details emerge

Dallas mom who ended pursuit gets new van, other details emerge

Jessica Liesmann and her boyfriend yanked the suspect out of his car and body-slammed him on the pavement after he hit Liesmann's vehicle - Full Story
February 13, 2015

Ga. deputies use new GPS tool to track criminals

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett says high-speed chases too often end with a bang, and that is a problem - Full Story
February 12, 2015
Ford shows off new police interceptor

Ford shows off new police interceptor

The crime-fighting vehicles get a new look and features for this summer - Full Story
February 12, 2015
NYPD testing out Smart Cars

NYPD testing out Smart Cars

Agency has acquired nine of the single-passenger cars for the pilot program and currently is trying one out in Central Park - Full Story
February 12, 2015

Video: Crash victims grab, subdue suspect in Dallas pursuit

If you're going to crash into a car while fleeing police, don't crash into these people - Full Story
February 11, 2015

Va. DUI suspect catches fire after cops use ECD

Police believe the suspect came in contact with gasoline during the crash, causing the fire after the ECD connected - Full Story



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