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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

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WSYX/WTTE via Twitter, Steve Levine

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.

Full story: Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office using new crime fighting tool to prevent high speed pursuits