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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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June 23, 2014

Former RCMP officer invents marijuana breathalyzer

A former British Columbia RCMP officer has co-invented a marijuana breathalyzer he hopes will eventually be used to catch intoxicated motorists.
June 23, 2014

Fla. woman eats pot in back of squad

Tavish Smith wiggled out of her handcuffs, reached into the front seat and stole the sandwich bag the trooper found in her car.
June 23, 2014

Fla. cop fired after friend uses patrol-car speaker to heckle public

The drunken, inappropriate remarks and catcalls coming from the loudspeaker of a marked Broward sheriff's patrol car had bystanders scratching their heads.
June 20, 2014

LAPD gets military-grade stealth motorcycle

Bike is currently being used by the LAPD off-road unit, which patrols mountain terrain and other locations not accessible to police vehicles or trucks.
June 19, 2014

Minn. police pursuit tears through golf course

The pursuit also went through an active construction site before the suspect was apprehended at a local mall.
June 18, 2014

Report: Man who opened fire in custody searched 3 times prior

Isaac Vigil, 32, opened fire as he was exiting the back seat of a patrol car.
June 17, 2014

Troopers fatally shoot knife-wielding man on Seattle bridge

Incident began when State Patrol received multiple 911 calls about a tan pickup stopped in the center lanes of the bridge.
June 17, 2014

Va. police probe officer's shooting of man from inside squad

A Chesapeake police officer was inside a squad car last Thursday when he shot an unarmed man standing in front of him in Portsmouth.
June 16, 2014

Wash. officer drives patrol car over man lying in street

Officer was patrolling for car prowlers and running license plates before he hit the man.



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
TechBeat TechBeat
with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)