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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

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 07, 2014
LAPD officer killed, second injured in crash

LAPD officer killed, second injured in crash

A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured when their squad car collided with a big rig - Full Story
March 07, 2014
Colo. launches $1M 'Drive high, get a DUI' campaign

Colo. launches $1M 'Drive high, get a DUI' campaign

The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled the campaign Thursday to put an end to driving under the influence of marijuana - Full Story
March 06, 2014

Judge: Ariz. police can no longer hold for immigration status

Agreement approved Tuesday prevents police agencies from prolonging traffic stops or jailing people to determine their immigration status - Full Story
March 05, 2014

Video: Fla. officer asks trooper to let him go after DUI stop

A Miami-Dade police officer who failed a roadside sobriety test repeatedly asked a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to look the other way - Full Story
March 04, 2014

Colo. police struggle to replace vehicles, some over a decade old

Department has a fleet of 202 vehicles. Among those patrol cars, 23 were purchased in the past three years. The other 75 are older, some dating back to 1997 - Full Story
March 04, 2014

Video: Utah trooper sideswiped by semi-truck

Utah trooper was inside his patrol car finishing the paperwork on a traffic stop, when a massive truck slammed into the side of his vehicle - Full Story
March 04, 2014
Off-duty SC cop dragged by car after stopping assault

Off-duty SC cop dragged by car after stopping assault

The officer was able to jump onto the SUV's running boards and rode it until he was able to free himself from the car door - Full Story
March 03, 2014

NY cop suffers major injuries after hit, dragged by ATV

The cop was shoved off the vehicle then run over as the driver escaped - Full Story
February 28, 2014

Md. bill would require drivers to give police cell phone info

Civil liberty advocates have raised concerns about the proposed law's constitutionality - Full Story
February 27, 2014

Ga. police use new high tech device in pursuits

The StarChase system is a James Bond-worthy device that shoots a canister out the front of the police car and sticks a tracking device on the back of a fleeing vehicle - Full Story



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