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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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March 22, 2015
2 NJ cops still critical after fatal wrong-way crash

2 NJ cops still critical after fatal wrong-way crash

Investigators have applied for a warrant to test the driver's blood-alcohol level following the crash early Friday - Full Story
March 20, 2015

NM's 'Robocop' now walks with device that acts as exoskeleton

Officer who was badly injured in an on-duty car crash last year recently received a $70K device to aid in his recovery - Full Story
March 20, 2015

1 cop dead, 2 cops critical in NY wrong-way crash

Car carrying 3 off-duty NJ cops crashed into a truck Friday, killing 1 cop and another person and leaving 2 officers critically injured - Full Story
March 19, 2015
Suspect drives stolen car to Wash. State Patrol office

Suspect drives stolen car to Wash. State Patrol office

Washington State Troopers arrested a 36-year-old man who they say drove a stolen car into their parking lot at a district office - Full Story
March 19, 2015
Video: Calif. suspect in motorcycle pursuit stands on bike, taunts cops

Video: Calif. suspect in motorcycle pursuit stands on bike, taunts cops

At one point the motorcyclist was cornered in a dead-end street but drove right past an officer, almost clipping the patrol car's open door - Full Story
March 19, 2015

Texas motorcycle cop dies in crash during funeral procession

Officials said the officer, one of two motorcycle officers working the funeral procession, died at a hospital - Full Story
March 18, 2015

SF police kill woman who drove car at cops, hit vehicles

Two plainclothes officers shot and killed a woman who they said was driving erratically and hitting other motorists Tuesday evening - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Calif. suspect spray-paints face in attempt to evade cops

Calif. suspect spray-paints face in attempt to evade cops

23-year-old Jose Espinoza ran from police after being caught with a stolen car - Full Story
March 16, 2015
Ga. officer killed in crash

Ga. officer killed in crash

26-year-old officer was responding to a call when he over-corrected in an attempt to avoid another vehicle - Full Story
March 16, 2015
NY man walks into trooper's car, gets charged with DWI

NY man walks into trooper's car, gets charged with DWI

Blood-alcohol content was 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit - Full Story



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