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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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Vegas police chase car with dead driver inside

Las Vegas police said the vehicle appeared to be driving itself - Full Story

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Video: Officers kill Idaho fugitive

"Fugitive of the week" led police on a pursuit and struck an officer with his vehicle - Full Story

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2 Calif. cops hurt by woman fleeing traffic stop

Lisa Hernandez, a parolee injured two officers when she tried to ram her way out of arrest - Full Story

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Mayor gets ticket, creates own parking spot

Mayor gets ticket, creates own parking spot

A mayor who was ticketed for illegally parking his Corvette ordered his own parking spot be put into the police lot - Full Story

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Wis. deputy killed in crash with tow truck

Sheriff's Deputy Sergio Aleman was driving the agency's motorist assistance truck when the collision occurred - Full Story

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2nd trooper charged in 'Death Race' surrenders

State prosecutors have said the troopers sought to conceal their involvement in the escort, which reached speeds exceeding 100 mph - Full Story

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Texas cop killed by alleged drunk driver

Suspect had been convicted of DUI before in a separate case - Full Story

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The world's narrowest patrol car

Not a great choice for suspect transport.

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NY police arrest teen who broke patrol car window

As the suspect was being led out of the house in handcuffs she began shouting "I didn't do anything wrong" and "I'm not crazy."

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Texas police chase Smart Car

From helicopter video, the Smart Car looks more like a wind-up toy as it leads police down a Houston interstate.



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