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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Fla. police cars torched in targeted attack

The pre-dawn attacks were not the first ones this year.

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Fla. police cars torched in targeted attack

The pre-dawn attacks were not the first ones this year - Full Story

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Utah cops rescue infant from car in frigid river

A fisherman spotted the car March 7, the day after it hit a cement barrier on a bridge and careened into the river in Spanish Fork.

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Video: Utah cops rescue infant from car in frigid river

A fisherman spotted the car March 7, the day after it hit a cement barrier on a bridge and careened into the river in Spanish Fork - Full Story

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Carjack victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombers

Carjack victim describes harrowing ride with Boston bombers

Prosecutors said shortly before the carjacking, the Tsarnaev brothers shot MIT Officer Sean Collier in a failed attempt to steal his gun - Full Story

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Miss. deputy dies from crash injuries

Miss. deputy dies from crash injuries

Died of a blood clot related to a crash that occurred on-duty last month - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates
Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)