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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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September 08, 2014

Dallas cop struck by car shoots driver from hood

The officer was carried about 50 yards before he was thrown from the vehicle as the man fled the scene - Full Story
September 08, 2014

Off-duty LAPD officer killed in motorcycle crash

Officer and Marine Corps veteran had worked for the LAPD for 18 months - Full Story
September 07, 2014

Kan. officer shot and killed, suspect arrested

Officer stopped a vehicle with multiple occupants when at least one person opened fire - Full Story
September 07, 2014

Honolulu officer hits, kills man in wheelchair

44-year-old man was not in a crosswalk, and there were no street lights on the stretch of road where he was hit - Full Story
September 07, 2014

Police: Drunk Vt. woman had child drive car

Forty-two-year-old Jessica Mathiau was arrested Saturday evening and charged with child endangerment - Full Story
September 06, 2014

Conn. prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car

Man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel - Full Story
September 05, 2014

Video: Texas woman plans lawsuit in mistaken traffic stop

An officer apologized to the woman, told her the officers were called out on the wrong car and let the family leave - Full Story
September 05, 2014
Maserati driver has police impersonation charge dismissed

Maserati driver has police impersonation charge dismissed

Man charged with impersonating a police officer for driving a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser is off the hook - Full Story
September 03, 2014

Veteran Texas officer hit by car while setting up flares

The officer, who has not been identified, suffered a broken leg, cuts and bruises in the accident - Full Story
September 02, 2014

NC Trooper injured swerving to avoid crash during pursuit

Trooper Jack Thorpe was pursuing a speeding motorcyclist when another vehicle intercepted his cruiser - Full Story

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Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)