Video: Ohio LEO deploys StarChase tool to prevent high speed pursuit
Dashcam video shows the cruiser launching the tracking device onto a fleeing suspect vehicle
By Steve Levine
COLUMBUS, Ohio— A hi-tech gadget that can be launched from a law enforcement cruiser to track stolen cars and wanted suspects now being used by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to prevent high-speed pursuits.
"It's a little James Bond," said Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Jim Gilbert, as he talked about the "StarChase" system, that fires adhesive tracking devices onto cars that have fled the scene.
Donald William Johnson, 20 was arrested on March 9th, after a deputy initiated the StarChase system, during a pursuit with the suspect.
WATCH THIS! New crime fighting tool being used by @OHFCSO launches adhesive tracker onto fleeing drivers. Tonight at 5 ONLY ON @wsyx6 see how the gadgets are designed to reduce high speed chases with law enforcement pic.twitter.com/cGVDmack2b— STEVE LEVINE (@stevewsyx6) March 22, 2021
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