Michigan State Police uses PIT Maneuver during chase

 

A vehicle reported as stolen drove over the center line and went through a red light while trying to evade a Michigan State Police trooper, according to footage from the trooper's in-car camera. The video shows the moment the trooper used a bumping tactic known as a precision immobilization technique, or PIT maneuver, to stop the vehicle, ultimately sending it off the road. Police were called about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to a report of subjects attempting to break into a vehicle in the 2800 block of Ontario Court in Howell Township in Livingston County, according to a press release from Michigan State Police. The subjects were reported to have left in a white vehicle, police said. A responding trooper witnessed a white vehicle leaving the area and attempted to pull it over, but it kept going.  Police said the trooper pursued the vehicle for about two miles and the suspect vehicle attempted to enter westbound I-96 from Pinckney Road. There, the video footage shows the trooper struck the vehicle on its right rear side, causing it to go off the road and down into a grassy ditch. Police said the vehicle rolled over. Although the speed of the chase was not immediately available, Michigan State Police Sgt. Mike Foley said PIT maneuvers are only done at speeds less than 40 mph. Of the three men located in the car – a 20-year-old, 19-year-old and 18-year-old from Lansing – one suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The other two suspects were lodged at the Livingston County Jail. The 2007 Mercury Milan had been reported stolen out of Lansing, police said.

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6 year old boy becomes a CHP Officer for the day

 

Six Year Old

 

A 6-year-old boy with leukemia saw his young dreams come true when he was able to join the California Highway Patrol for a day, even dressing in uniform and helping pull over speedy drivers. Tristan, whose last name was not disclosed, has been battling the illness for three years, Fox 29 reported.

He used a radar gun to monitor traffic and checked out the patrol’s helicopter fleet. “We saw right away that Tristan was an especially brave kid and knew immediately he would make a fine Highway Patrolman; and for one special day, a very special boy became a CHP officer,” the patrol wrote on its Facebook page. “As children, many of us dreamed of being California Highway Patrol Officers. We imagined that one day we would be able to protect others. We stared at the shiny gold star and dreamed of one day becoming a CHP Officer… This little boy dreams of being a CHP Officer when he grows up,” the post said. A video shows Tristan pulling over a “suspect,” who was a fellow officer that drove by too fast. After checking the officer’s license and registration, Tristan tells him to “have a safe day,” and gets ready for more. “He’s stronger than I could have ever been when I was younger,” said Tristan’s dad, who was not identified, according to Fox 29.“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a smile that big.” 

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Michigan State Police on the lookout for distracted drivers

Michigan Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police on the lookout for distracted drivers

The Michigan State Police Tri-City Post is increasing patrols throughout the month of August in an effort to cut down on distracted driving.  "As motorists are traveling the roadways for the end of summer vacations and back to school shopping, troopers will be out on patrol looking for those not wearing their seat belts and those driving distracted in an effort to keep motorists safe and prevent senseless traffic crashes," a Michigan State Police Tri-City Post news release states.  State police officials say the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cited driver inattention as the leading factor in most crashes and near crashes. Any non-driving activities that cause a driver to look away from the road should always be avoided, the release states.  Troopers urge drivers to stay alert and offer the following tips to avoid distractions while behind the wheel: 

    • Have your trip planned and know your route before your leave.
    • Put your phone down and do not text, access the internet, watch videos. play games or search using the phone. 
    • Avoid smoking, eating, drinking and reading while driving. 
    • Do personal grooming at home and not in the vehicle. 
    • Ask a passenger to help with activities that may be distracting. 
  • Travel at times when you are normally awake, and always avoid alcohol or other medications that may make you drowsy.

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New Jersey State Troopers Rescue a Dog from a house Fire

Daisy

 

Troopers from the Tuckerton Post of the New Jersey State Police were able to rescue a dog from a fire over the weekend. Late Saturday afternoon, troopers were alerted to a fire on Route 9 at Route 9 in Eagleswood Township. Troopers Thomas Rende and Ryan Labriola were able to save a dog, named Daisy Anchor. Here’s the story from a State Police News Release: When the troops arrived, the rear of the building was already in flames, however they noticed that there was a residential portion of the structure that was not yet fully engulfed . The two troopers immediately entered the residence and found the owner’s dog, Daisy. They were able to save Daisy, an electric guitar, and two amplifiers before flames began to come through the windows as they exited. As you can see in the pics, Daisy is one adorable pooch, and the fire all but destroyed the business. Although the business owner suffered a tremendous loss, luckily no person or animal was seriously injured as a result of the fire.

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Indiana Troopers inspect 300 school buses

School Buses

State Troopers inspect FWCS's nearly 300-bus fleet before school begins

The new school year is just around the corner for Fort Wayne Communicant Schools.

To make sure kids can get to school without a hitch, specially-trained officers with the Indiana State Police inspect each and every school bus in the district's nearly 300-bus fleet. They make sure the vehicles are safe and in tip-top shape for students and their drivers. "They are looking for everything from headlights not working, making sure the break systems are working, making sure the buses start, seat belts work, exhaust system everything from front to back, making sure everything is working like it should be... And if it's not, the bus is not allowed to go out and pick up one student," ISP Sgt. Ron Galaviz said. More than 15,000 students within the district ride FWCS buses.

School begins Aug. 15, and officers want to remind you to stop for school buses when they are picking up or dropping off children.

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