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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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SC man claims to be cop, attempts to stop wife's arrest after pursuit

As officers surrounded the vehicle, 34-year-old Calvin Logan, the suspect’s husband, exited a nearby car and approached police, claiming to be an officer.

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Video: SC man claims to be cop, tries to stop wife's arrest after pursuit

Video: SC man claims to be cop, tries to stop wife's arrest after pursuit

As officers surrounded the vehicle, 34-year-old Calvin Logan, the suspect's husband, exited a nearby car and approached police, claiming to be an officer - Full Story

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NJ detective dies from injuries suffered in on-duty crash

NJ detective dies from injuries suffered in on-duty crash

Detective was driving an undercover vehicle Jan. 8 when he veered off the road, striking a tree - Full Story

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.



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