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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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January 22, 2015

Calif. police forced to hit aggressive dogs with cruiser

The two dogs were terrorizing the neighborhood, biting at least one person and attacking another - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ex-Sheriff gets 10 years in bizarre NM road rage case

Rodella, who was in plain clothes at the time, said Tafoya was a reckless driver whom he was trying to stop in the interest of public safety - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Motorist crashes car, steals cruiser, drags officer before arrested

The 26-year-old man, who is believed to have been operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was arrested after he drove the cruiser into a snowbank - Full Story
January 17, 2015

Mass. cop shoots man who rammed squad with stolen truck

The officer in the vehicle fired several shots at the suspect after he rammed the truck into the cruiser - Full Story
January 16, 2015

Ohio woman with 5 kids in vehicle charged after pursuit

Woman was drunk when she sped away from police in an SUV that later crashed and flipped with five children inside, ejecting a 2-year-old boy - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Handcuffed woman steals Pa. cruiser

Police near Pittsburgh say a handcuffed shoplifting suspect climbed into the front of a patrol car and raced off at speeds of up to 100 mph - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Calif. officer run down with his own patrol car

Officer is hospitalized with serious injuries after being run down Tuesday night by a possible burglary suspect - Full Story
January 12, 2015

Trending Topics: When cops are targeted by a vehicular rampage

By PoliceOne Staff The recent ambush attacks on police officers throughout the nation have underscored... - Full Story
January 12, 2015
NY cop struck saving boy from careening car

NY cop struck saving boy from careening car

Officer kept a teenager from being hit by a car as the youth walked along a suburban New York highway - Full Story
January 12, 2015
Police: NH man steals money, caught after DWI crash

Police: NH man steals money, caught after DWI crash

Man suspected of stealing money from a gas station was captured about an hour later after he crashed his car while driving drunk - Full Story

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