Police chases: The little known risk of Hot Pursuit

Social media is all a buzz about that high speed police chase from Thomasville to Winston-Salem on Monday evening.  A 40-year-old Winston-Salem man has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.  Thomasville Police responded to Thomasville Family Pharmacy in reference to a person attempting to fill a forged prescription. Upon arrival, Carroll fled in a Toyota Prius.  http://www.the-dispatch.com/news/

One of the questions from this latest police chase, why put the public in danger for such a ‘minor’ offense?  Experts say high-speed chases pose a significant but less obvious risk: Triggering physiological changes in the drivers that can affect their decision-making. Police trainers call it “the adrenaline dump.”  Under North Carolina law, driving 18 miles over the speed limit can be considered reckless driving.  *Each year, 300 to 400 people are killed in high-speed police pursuits in the U.S (NPR)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article100125427.html

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm