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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 20, 2015
Idaho deputy at fault in 110 MPH crash

Idaho deputy at fault in 110 MPH crash

Investigation by police department found officer was driving at high-speeds without emergency lights on - Full Story
July 20, 2015

Drunk driving suspect found naked on Pa. barn roof

Suspect was arrested after he fell off - Full Story
July 19, 2015
NOLA officer dies after struck by car

NOLA officer dies after struck by car

47-year-old Officer Vernell Brown was investigating a vehicle on fire July 12 when a car struck him - Full Story
July 19, 2015

Ga. K-9 dies after being left in a hot patrol car

5-year-old bloodhound has worked as a tracking dog for Conyers Police for four years - Full Story
July 15, 2015

Video: Teen runs over Fla. cop during traffic stop

Suspects’ parents have filed excessive force complaints against officer - Full Story
July 15, 2015
Video: Texas officer makes cellphone stop, helps choking driver

Video: Texas officer makes cellphone stop, helps choking driver

Officer who pulled over a driver for illegal use of a cellphone ended up helping the woman, who was trying to call 911 while choking - Full Story
July 15, 2015

NJ cop hurt in deadly wrong-way crash plans to sue city

Plans to sue his city over its handling of the other officer who was allegedly driving drunk at the time of the crash - Full Story
July 15, 2015

Fla. deputy loses submachine gun, rifle, two pistols to car burglars

It's not clear whether the vehicle was locked when the deputy left it unattended - Full Story
July 15, 2015

Video: 2 Tenn. cops caught drag racing, turn themselves in

In the video, which was posted to YouTube and Facebook, an unidentified man films the two patrol cars from a distance - Full Story
July 14, 2015

Video: Va. police say man accidentally hurt in search, man claims otherwise

Officials claim injuries man sustained were accidental - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

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