An on-duty New Jersey state trooper accused of driving drunk had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into another car at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway last month, police records show.
James Bond-style cannon shoots tracking devices on cars which fail to stop
Police officers in Iowa are using cutting-edge technology to cut down on risky high-speed chases. Cruisers are being outfitted with high-powered cannons that shoot tracking devices at the cars of fleeing suspects.
Most states have some sort of "Move Over" law requiring drivers to change lanes or slow down when passing emergency vehicles that are stopped on the side of the road, and the reason for these laws is to prevent what happened to Maryland state trooper David Avila. He had just pulled over a Hyundai Santa Fe when a semi truck veered onto the shoulder, hit the parked police car and clipped Avila, who was standing next to the pulled-over vehicle.