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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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Big payout for UK grandpa in cops' window smash

Man had driven off without wearing a seat belt and was followed for several miles along country roads - Full Story


Video: Chase suspect in SC fights cops

Report: Timothy McManus tried to spit on deputies who captured him beside an intersection - Full Story


Video: Suspect rams cruiser on snowy Mich. road

A man fleeing police on a snowy road crashed into a patrol car Saturday - Full Story


Video: NJ cop pulls man from burning car

Officer Lauren Keilitz runs to a burning BMW parked in a driveway, yelling 'Get out of the car!' - Full Story


Denver police apologize for arrest of lawmaker

Under Colorado law, a legislator en route to or from lawmaking duties is protected from arrest - Full Story


Car lands on sleeping man after Conn. police chase

The 5-mile long chase began in Hamden at about 12:30 a.m., after officers spotted the vehicle and determined the driver was wanted - Full Story


Safer tire-spike alternatives Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Safer tire-spike alternatives

At least five officers were killed last year while deploying tire deflation devices - Full Story


Md. cop dies of Hepatitis C

Officer Bill Talbert, 64, contracted the disease after a blood transfusion, treatment for injuries sustained on duty - Full Story


Former cop convicted of trying to kill 4 officers

Defendant was shot 28 times in traffic stop after he pulled out his service Glock 9mm and started shooting - Full Story


Police get boost in drugged-driving fight

Senators from NY and Ark. said police have no equipment and few have training in identifying drugged drivers, who may not show signs of intoxication - Full Story

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