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    Video: Finnish police get a Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake
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    We may know Mercedes as a luxury marque here, but in Europe, the Silver Star also adorns more utilitarian vehicles, from taxis to buses to trucks. Still, no matter where you are in the world, the CLS-Class is more about form than function, but that hasn't stopped the Finnish police from drafting ...

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    Report: Suit claims Utah trooper faked DUI arrests
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    An officer with the Utah Highway Patrol was relieved of duty after allegations surfaced that she falsely arrested more than 40 people for driving under the influence. The New York Times reports that a lawsuit stemming from the allegations was filed on December 14 in Salt Lake City's District Court. ...

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    Ford Falcon GT becomes Australia's most powerful police car ever
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    The highway patrol in New South Wales, Australia has a new toy. As part of a community outreach program, it has added a Ford Falcon GT to its stable of pursuit vehicles. Though the car has been fitted with the lights, radio and speed-monitoring tech of its more common cruisers, officers intend ...

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    Video: Watch the Florida Highway Patrol chase down a speeding Miami cop in his own squad car
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    You're a Miami police officer, so high-speed blasts down the highway probably aren't anything new to you. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that when you're late to your off-duty moonlighting gig, you'd run your marked, Miami-Dade Police cruiser up to 120 miles per hour through traffic and do ...

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    Followup: Finder of second Dodge Journey not keeping vehicle amidst contest controversy
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    Can't an automaker hide three crossovers in the wilderness in an effort to give them away without any problems? Apparently not, as Chrysler's contest to give away three Dodge Journey models randomly placed around the U.S. has been met with controversy. The winner of the second Journey, found in ...

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    Video: CHiPs veteran Erik Estrada warns Californians to avoid Carmageddon
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    Residents of the metropolitan Los Angeles area have been bracing for what's been dubbed Carmageddon. No, not the video game from the late '90s, but the scheduled closure of Interstate 405 over the course of this weekend. The temporary shutdown of the hugely busy 10-mile stretch of highway is ...

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    Video: Ohio police use Tazer seven times on driver in diabetic shock, dislocate his shoulder
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    Ohio police use Tazer on diabetic driver – Click above to watch video after the jump
    According to the Cincinnatti Enquirer, motorist John Harmon was on his way home from work when his blood-sugar got too low. As a diabetic, this meant trouble, and Harmon's vehicle veered into another lane. ...

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    CNN: Federal appeals court proclaims memorial crosses on highways unconstitutional
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/political_opinion/Federal_Court_Proclaims_Crosses_on_Highways_Unconstitutional'; A federal appeals court has ruled that crosses set up alongside public roads in Utah to honor fallen state troopers are unconstitutional. The Utah Highway Patrol Association began ...

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    REPORT: Parents of teen with speeding ticket fighting citation with personal GPS data
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    It seems as though there may just be a positive side to those unwelcome GPS-based vehicle tracking devices... especially if you are a teenager. Shaun Malone, a 17-year-old California resident, was cited by radar-yielding authorities for driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone in 2007. Faced with a $194 ...

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    Trapster exposes speed traps on your mobile device
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    "Your mobile phone alerts you as you approach speed traps." That's the idea behind Trapster, an innovative service that uses technology, not the age-old flashing headlamps approach, to notify other drivers of a police speed trap. Motorists who come across an enforced speed zone are encouraged to ...

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    Five-0 meets F-1
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    Think you could out-run a police cruiser? Think again. At least not in London. London Metropolitan Police have apparently "acquired" two Renault F1 cars as pursuit vehicles. A police department spokesman enumerated a number of potential problems, including the noise, fuelling up, the overwhelming ...

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