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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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January 05, 2012

Suit: Cop sought date after giving woman $132 ticket

Evangelina Paredes accuses Stickney cop Chris Collins of violating her privacy by searching motor-vehicle records for her address - Full Story
January 05, 2012

Video: Carjacking suspect parks between 2 cruisers

Police arrested a suspected carjacker who parked the allegedly stolen vehicle between two patrol cars - Full Story
January 04, 2012

'Pedestrian error' a factor in fatal NM officer incident

Five-year APD veteran Aaron Zwicky was responding to calls reporting a fight and possible gunshots when he struck and killed 57-year-old Patrick Dennison - Full Story
January 04, 2012

Former cop, bystanders rescue kids from icy Utah river

Driver lost control of the car as he tried to brake while heading northbound in slippery conditions - Full Story
January 03, 2012

Video: Drunk driver didn't know car was burning

Mich. police rescued a sleeping driver inside a car enveloped in flames - Full Story
December 31, 2011

Patrol car, truck collide in Calif.

The Mountain View Fire Department responded to the scene - Full Story
December 31, 2011

Denver officer appeals firing for speeding

A Colorado State Patrol officer stopped Saunders as he was traveling 143 mph in a 55-mph zone - Full Story
December 30, 2011

2 dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle La. pileup

Drivers said they drove into thick smoke or fog that abruptly limited visibility - Full Story
December 29, 2011

2011 in Review: Top 5 videos of vehicle incidents

By PoliceOne Staff Some truly bizarre incidents can take place in vehicles, as the case of the Ohio woman... - Full Story
December 29, 2011

Man who led Wis. police on chase gets jail time

Suspect tried to elude police because he did not believe he had a valid driver's license, he said - Full Story

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