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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 06, 2011

Video: Wrong-way teen driver tries to flee police

The teenager speeds backwards toward a roundabout and narrowly misses oncoming traffic as an unmarked police car and back-up vehicles attempt to stop him - Full Story
July 06, 2011

Fla. officers fired after on-duty ATV crash

Officer Derick Kuilan took a woman for a ride on his department-issued ATV, crashing the ATV and injuring the woman and two beachgoers - Full Story
July 03, 2011

Ga. sheriff dies from crash injuries

Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart, 63, was badly injured in a crash 10 days ago - Full Story
July 01, 2011

Texas police prepare for holiday weekend

Drunken drivers, fireworks in the city and distressed swimmers - police will be on the lookout for all of them - Full Story
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

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