Vehicle Pursuit

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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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 Collides with Motorist while Pursuing Armed Robbery Suspects

 
Patrol officers spotted a car matching the description of a vehicle used in two earlier armed robberies in a nearby jurisdiction. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled. The two officers pursued the vehicle, with speeds reaching 90mph on city roads.

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Good Samaritans Rescue State Trooper Under Attack

 
A state trooper was on patrol on a state highway when he observed a motorcyclist driving 92mph. The trooper caught up with the motorcycle and activated his emergency lights. The driver pulled onto the shoulder and slowed down, but then accelerated at a high rate of speed.

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Officer Attempts to Deploy Spike Strips on Three-Lane Interstate

 
A pursuit of a stolen car was traveling N/B on the local interstate. An officer ahead of the pursuit stopped on the inside shoulder, preparing to deploy spike strips as the pursuit neared their location. The suspect, from a distance, observed the officer on the inside shoulder and intentionally steered/veered to the right in an attempt to avoid the spikes.

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Stop Stick Malfunction During Vehicular Pursuit of Shooting Suspect

 
At 0100 HRS, dispatch aired a vehicular pursuit following a shooting that had just occurred in the area. The pursuit was heading onto a nearby highway at approximately 100 plus mph. I was able to get into the area of [the interstate] and drove southbound down the northbound off-ramp to get into position. I grabbed the Stop Sticks from the trunk of my patrol car as the pursuit was quickly approaching.

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Felony Armed Robbery Pursuit Leads to Ravine Crash

 
Officers assisted with apprehension of subjects involved in an armed robbery . I heard a radio broadcast from a nearby police department that they were trying to catch up to a SUV which was “blowing” several stoplights. Dispatch responded stating that the vehicle was a suspect vehicle in an armed robbery. Pursuing Police stated they were northbound on [a major highway] and asked if officers from my department could help stop the vehicle. I proceeded to the area and offered to use “Stop Stix” on the vehicle.

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Collision during Misdemeanor Pursuit in Icy Conditions

 
Patrol officer was pursuing a vehicle to apprehend the driver, who was wanted for a misdemeanor warrant. The weather conditions were poor and the street surface was covered by snow and ice. The suspect vehicle crossed a major intersection with the officer close behind.

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