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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 19, 2012

Video: Suspect steals Ohio patrol car

One of two burglary suspects got into a cruiser and drove away as police fired shots - Full Story
July 19, 2012

Video: Trooper stops wrong-way driver in nick of time

Lt. said trooper likely prevented a tragedy with his split-second thinking to place his cruiser in the path of an errant vehicle - Full Story
July 17, 2012

Video: Speeding prank gets 2 Fla. officers fired

When the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer recognized him as a fellow cop - Full Story
July 13, 2012

Video: Driver rams Utah cruiser after chase

Police in Ogden shot the front tires of the vehicle and used a TASER on the driver - Full Story
July 11, 2012

Suspect killed after firing at St. Louis police

Police killed a gunman who opened fire on officers responding to a home invasion - Full Story
July 11, 2012

Video: Teacher suspected of child abuse triggers pursuit, crash

The Los Angeles-area chase began with a child-endangerment investigation by police of a physical education teacher who is suspected of lewd acts with a former student - Full Story
July 10, 2012

90 mph pursuit with toddler in car ends in bus crash

A stolen car being chased by Gulfport, Fla. police hit a bus, which then plowed into an apartment building - Full Story
July 10, 2012

Suspect in death of NJ cop wanted to be an officer

Millville Police Patrolman Christopher Reeves died Sunday morning when a suspect hit his cruiser, striking the driver's side - Full Story
July 06, 2012

Firework torches Wash. patrol car

A fire ignited in the trunk of an unmarked patrol car July 4 - Full Story
July 06, 2012

Video: Gunman steals cruiser in Md. shootout

Police caught up with him a short distance away forced the stolen cruiser into a brick wall - Full Story

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