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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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March 28, 2014

Conn. boy concerned by speeders writes letter to cops

A 9-year-old Conn. boy who saw cars whizzing down his neighborhood street did what a lot of adults might not have done. He took action.
March 28, 2014

Texas officers save driver from burning vehicle

The vehicle was on fire when the officers freed the trapped motorist and a civilian who was riding along with one of the officers used a fire extinguisher from a patrol car to help put out the blaze.
March 27, 2014

Off-duty Dallas officer killed in motorcycle crash

Senior Corporal David Myers lost control of his motorcycle while traveling over a bridge.
March 25, 2014

Texas teen tickets officer

Annie James, 14, got upset when she spotted a patrol car parked on a curb that was painted red.
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March 24, 2014

Calif. suspect threatens man, nearly rams cop when fleeing

Video out of Northern California captures a suspect threatening a man in a parking lot. The suspect flees after an officer becomes involved, nearly hitting the officer and bystanders in the process.
March 24, 2014

Utah police pursue ex-NASCAR driver

Dash cam footage captures ex-NASCAR driver Tyler Walker leading police on a high-speed pursuit through three states on January 30, 2013.
March 21, 2014

Naked man on PCP commandeers SUV, taunts police

A man believed to be high on PCP was arrested after he climbed on top of an SUV, taunted police, and stripped naked.
March 20, 2014

Illegal immigrant escapes during Ga. traffic stop

Officers tried to arrest him after he failed a field sobriety test, but he dashed across the highway and disappeared into the woods.
March 20, 2014

Dash cam captures train slamming into trailer

The train pushed the trailer about a quarter of a mile north on the tracks. Police said there are no reports of injuries.



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