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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 LE, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers.

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After making a citizen’s arrest of a drunk motorist, an Uber driver (and former cop) is arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer
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During the pursuit, the driver nearly hit an Atlanta PD officer deploying spike strips; he was taken into custody after a successful PIT maneuver
“It’s called the law, and it’s obvious people don’t care about it, so you’ve got to up the game,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said
"[Officer Matthew Bowen] has served with the highest level of dedication and honor,” the Vacaville Police Department said in a statement
Des Moines PD Officer Dao Meunsaveng had to be extricated from the cruiser by the fire department after it was struck nearly head-on
“If they could attack a uniformed officer like this, what could they do to everyone else?” Paul Joseph, acting chief for the San Jose Police Department, stated
The accused robber fled in a black SUV into Tigard, where his vehicle became stuck after striking a large hole on an overpass under construction, Tigard police said
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A Huber Heights Police officer initiated a traffic stop after suspecting a driver of DUI; the suspect fled, driving recklessly before the pursuit ended in a crash
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In the video, Deputy Constable Deteryon Fontonet tells the suspect to step toward him with his hands up; the suspect instead reaches inside his truck for a gun
A nurse who lived nearby performed CPR on Deputy Richard Thompson until help arrived
The suspect, who is considered a delinquent felon under Florida law, was booked into jail with no bond and is facing several felony charges
Fred Wiechmann states that the city and its insurance company has refused to pay underinsured motorist benefits for his broken leg and other injuries
When the suspect fled in his car, Officer Erik Haney was dragged through a parking lot and then run over; he suffered injuries to both legs and hands
The man stole the Paris Police chief’s cruiser, then led officers from multiple agencies on a pursuit before he crashed the cruiser and fired at officers
Jemarcus Williams received the maximum sentence of 16 to 40 years for two counts of DUI resulting in death in the 2023 incident
“[The trooper] amazingly didn’t end up with any broken bones, but she still has a long road to recovery,” Virginia State Police said in a Facebook post
The Bernanillo County first responders were returning from conducting firefighting operations in July 2022 when the helicopter entered a descent and crashed
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“You won’t have your car anymore, and you won’t have the opportunity to run and endanger others’ lives,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said
The man exited the car and started pouring oil in the lobby, attempting to ignite it, before Martin County deputies subdued him with a TASER
As the deputy was driving through an intersection, the cruiser was struck by another car, causing it to roll over