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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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July 08, 2015

NJ police pursue stolen cruiser

Dash cam captured high-speed pursuit to catch carjacker with stolen cruiser
July 07, 2015

Utah trooper injured after car crashes into him

Jaws of life were used to remove car from on top of the trooper
July 01, 2015

Cuffed Ark. woman steals and crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle.

GREENWOOD (KFSM)- Jessica Sterling, 23, is in custody after she stole a Greenwood Police Department patrol car Tuesday (June 16) and crashed into a gas well, according to the Greenwood Police Department.

Police shut down a portion of Long Ridge Road following the crash and said it’ll be blocked off until the gas well is shut off and the wreck is cleaned up. Gas was leaking, but no one was in danger or evacuated, police said.

According to Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson, his officers were called to a domestic dispute on Dogwood Street where Sterling fled in her own car taking police on a high-speed chase. Officers stopped the suspect after she crashed into a fence on South Coker Street and had to secure her wrists behind her back because she was being aggressive, Dawson said.

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While she was in the back of the patrol car, Sterling attempted to break out of a rear window and officers then secured her wrists behind her back, as well as using leg irons and a hobble. While officers inspected Sterling’s vehicle, she removed the hobble, transitioned the cuffs from the back to the front of her and was able to slide open the partition window and climb to the front of the car. She then sped off in the officer’s vehicle and eventually crashed into a gas well on Long Ridge Road overturning the car and setting off a gas leak, according to Dawson.

Dawson said she traveled a total of about four miles in the vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene of the second crash, Sterling was attempting to get an assault rifle out of a locked gun box, Dawson said.

Sterling faces 15 charges including DWI, criminal mischief and theft of property.

June 23, 2015

Colo. officer sings to young girl after fatal accident

Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings
June 23, 2015

‘Star Wars’ actor engages SC cops in high-speed pursuit

"Star Wars" actor Jake Lloyd was arrested after leading police on a high-speed pursuit in South Carolina.

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June 22, 2015

Texas officer walks away from violent car crash

For the second time this week, a Grand Prairie cop survived a violent wreck with minor injuries
June 11, 2015

Texas cop smashes window of uncooperative motorist

When a driver of a vehicle refused to identify himself during a routine traffic stop, the officer smashed the window and pulled him out.
June 05, 2015

Colo. cop's SUV falls into sinkhole

Officer was forced to pull himself out as the SUV sank deeper into the hole.
June 03, 2015

Lightning strike narrowly misses Miss. cop

Sgt. Mark Rodriguez witnessed the powerful display of mother nature as he was driving his patrol car through a storm.



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