Traffic Stop/Traffic Violation

Suicidal Man Approaches Officers with Knife

 
Four officers were standing outside of their patrol vehicles talking after clearing a traffic stop. A suicidal and possibly mentally ill individual approached them on foot and started whispering. One of the officers heard the man saying, “Kill me.”

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Drunk Driver Almost Strikes Officer during Traffic Stop

 
An officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle for making a left turn on a red light. The vehicles were pulled off to the right shoulder of a 4 lane road, two lanes in either direction. Traffic was light on the road given the time of night.

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State Trooper Revived after Opiate Exposure

 
A state trooper conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a vehicle for an observed traffic violation. While speaking with the driver, the trooper noticed the passenger swallow a small bag later said to have contained cocaine.

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Driver Pulls Concealed Handgun as Officers Attempt Arrest

 
A patrol officer conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a driver operating a motorized scooter. The officer knew the driver from previous encounters, and he knew the driver had a suspended license for a prior DWI. The officer contacted the driver and explained to him again that his license had been suspended and he cannot be operating any motor vehicle on the roadway.

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Trooper Requires Aid after Drug Exposure on Traffic Stop

 
Two state troopers conducted a traffic stop on a potential narcotics suspect. During the search of the suspect and his vehicle, one of the troopers began to feel lightheaded, nauseous, and unsteady on his feet.

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Driver Pulls Firearm on Officer after Running Stop Sign

 
A patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for running a stop sign. The driver did not stop immediately and, instead, drove six blocks before turning onto a side street and pulling over. Within 4 seconds of the suspect vehicle stopping, the driver of the vehicle flung the driver door open and partially exited the vehicle.

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Officer Ambushed after Pursuit from DWI Enforcement

 
A patrol officer was working an evening DWI enhanced enforcement program. The officer was positioned to observe an intersection when a pickup truck stopped and then accelerated away, reaching an excessive speed. The officer attempted to catch the white truck, but was unable to do so.

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Patrol Officer Hospitalized after Suspected Fentanyl Exposure during Traffic Stop

 
A patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a female driver. During the stop, the female driver was arrested on suspicion of providing false identification information and driving on a suspended license. The officer also discovered a brownish-white substance in the vehicle, which was seized for testing.

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Minor Traffic Violation Ends in Shots Fired at Officers

 
An officer conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor traffic violation. While talking with the driver, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

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Officer Almost Struck while Tying Boots

 
I was backing up my partner on a traffic stop along a busy stretch of road, parking offset behind his squad car and back about 15 feet. I pulled up behind his squad and briefly made contact with him. He told me he was 10-4 and I could clear if I wanted to. I told him I would stick around because you never know what may happen.

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