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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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July 01, 2011

Man convicted in Ky. officer hit and run

Glenn Doneghy, the driver of a vehicle that killed Officer Bryan Durman, convicted of 2nd degree manslaughter - Full Story
June 26, 2011

Va. state trooper dies in crash

Trooper Adam M. Bowen's vehicle collided with another car, sending the vehicle into a traffic pole - Full Story
June 22, 2011

Video: 7-year-old leads cops on chase

Boy drove his stepfather’s red Pontiac Sunfire more than 20 miles at speeds of 50 mph - Full Story
June 15, 2011

Police officers say new cars too small for job

New city-issued Ford Focus not cutting it for some - Full Story
June 15, 2011

Handcuffed prostitute flees in stolen police car

The just-arrested woman got into the front seat and drove away - Full Story
June 12, 2011

Video: Runaway police cruiser crashes into cars

Officer failed to put his patrol car in park when he jumped out to chase a group of fleeing juveniles - Full Story
June 06, 2011

Texas officer accidentally hits, kills 2-year-old

Child had wandered into street; Officer placed on leave - Full Story
June 06, 2011

Detroit cop injured by wrong-way driver

Officer Charles Armor, a 17-year-veteran, is listed in serious condition with internal bleeding and broken bones - Full Story
June 01, 2011

Off-duty cop dies when car plunges into river

Philadelphia Sgt. Stephen Naughton, 55, had just left work at police headquarters - Full Story
May 30, 2011

Mass. troopers 'tired' of being hit by drunk drivers

Recent crash marks 23rd time in the past year and a half police vehicle has been hit by drunk driver - Full Story

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