Trooper chased down car that hit her, video shows. But her bosses weren’t so thrilled
Posted On: 7th June, 2018
By: Carli Teproff, Charles Rabin, Rebecca Ellis and David Ovalle, miamiherald.com
After a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was rear-ended during a traffic stop in April, she spent several minutes in a cat-and-mouse chase of the suspect down Florida’s Turnpike, weaving in and out of traffic and driving on shoulders and grass before forcing the car into a guardrail, dashcam video released by the FHP shows.
The StarChase system is a proven, less-lethal technology that provides a significant tactical advantage to law enforcement officers in failure-to-yield or high-risk flight situations. Once a vehicle is tagged it enables a dispatcher to track the suspect in real time using a web-based mapping program. The officer remains on the street, a potentially dangerous pursuit is avoided, and the offender can then be safely apprehended.