Stop Sticks to the Rescue

  • Season 13
  • Aired 04/25/2014
  • 7,900 Views

Police officers diffuse a chase situation peacefully with the use of stop sticks.

>> Hibben: WHILE WE WERE EN

ROUTE, THEY RAN THE DRIVER.

SUPPOSEDLY HAD SOME WARRANTS,

BUT WE HAVE TO VERIFY WHO WE

HAVE WITH HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE,

AND THEN WE'LL RUN...

HE'S RUNNING HIM ON RECORDS

RIGHT NOW.

AND THAT WILL SHOW IF THE

WARRANTS ARE IN THE SYSTEM AND

THEY'LL MEET HIM DOWN AT THE

JAIL WITH THE REST OF THE

CHARGES FOR THE CHASE.

WE WERE SAYING WHILE WE WERE EN

ROUTE THERE, HE RAMMED ONE OF

OUR PATROL CARS AND THAT'S...

THAT'S THE DAMAGE IT DID.

NOTHING TOO SERIOUS, BUT, UH,

IT'S ENOUGH TO HEIGHTEN...

HEIGHTEN EVERYONE'S AWARENESS,

AND MAKE US THINK ABOUT...

RETHINK WHAT WE'RE DOING.

BUT THAT WILL PROBABLY BE

ANOTHER ASSAULT CHARGE FOR HIM.

SO, FORTUNATELY NOT TOO MUCH

DAMAGE TO THE CAR OR ANY OF OUR

PERSONNEL.

>> I'M A FRIEND.

AND I'LL TELL YOU THAT RIGHT

NOW.

I-I-I I HATE MYSELF.

I HATE MY LIFE.

AND, UH, I DON'T DO A LOT,

BUT I CAME BACK FROM...

I GOT THIS CAR, A REALLY NICE

CAR, AND I WAS TRYING TO...

WHEN I SEE THE COPS CHASING ME,

I THOUGHT, WELL, I HAD TO GET

SOMEWHERE WITH NO PEOPLE AROUND.

I COULD TURN MY CAR OVER AND

TRY AND BREAK MY NECK.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO.

A PLACE WITH NO PEOPLE BECAUSE I

DON'T WANT TO HURT NOBODY ELSE

BUT MYSELF, YOU KNOW.

>> Deputy Lynelle Kern: WELL,

YOU COULD HAVE KILLED A LOT OF

PEOPLE TONIGHT-- US, YOU, LOTS

OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.

YOU WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE.

NOT A VERY WELL THOUGHT-OUT

PLAN.

WHAT WERE YOU REACHING FOR IN

THE CAR?

>> MY TAPES FELL, ALL MY TAPES.

>> Kern: SO IN THE MIDDLE OF

RUNNING FROM THE POLICE AND

TRYING TO KILL YOURSELF, YOU

WERE TRYING TO PICK UP ALL YOUR

TAPES?

>>...I CAN'T PUT ON THE GAS.

>> Kern: OKAY, WHAT ABOUT THE

KNIFE BETWEEN THE SEATS?

YOU WEREN'T GOING FOR THAT?

>> NO, NO.

I DON'T GO FOR NO KNIFE.

>> Kern: THAT'S NOT YOUR KNIFE?

>> YEAH, IT'S MY KNIFE.

BUT I WASN'T GOING FOR IT.

>> Kern: YOU WEREN'T?

>> NO, I WAS REACHING FOR MY

TAPE.

I WASN'T REACHING FOR NO WEAPON.

>> Hibben: WHAT WE HAVE HERE IN

THE TIRE, THOSE ARE THE STICKS

FROM WHEN WE THREW OUT WHAT THEY

CALL OUR STOP STICKS.

THAT'S THE HOLLOWED-OUT STICK.

AND WE HAVE ABOUT THREE SECTIONS

OF THOSE THAT WE CAN THROW OUT

IN THE ROADWAY, AND THOSE GO IN

THE TIRE AND SLOWLY RELEASE THE

AIR OUT OF THE TIRE SO IT'S NOT

A BLOWOUT.

AND THE ACTUAL DRIVER'S ABLE TO

MAINTAIN MORE CONTROL BUT HIS

TIRES ARE STILL GOING FLAT.

ANY DRUGS OR ANYTHING IN THE

CAR?

>> Kern: NOTHING.

>> I DON'T DO DRUGS.

>> KERN: I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU

WERE ON CRANK?

>> I DON'T BUY IT.

>> Kern: WHEN'S THE LAST TIME

YOU USED?

>> WHAT?

>> Kern: WHEN'S THE LAST TIME

YOU USED?

>> I'VE BEEN UP FOR FOUR DAYS.

>> KERN: YOU'VE BEEN UP FOR FOUR

DAYS NOW?

>> Hibben: IT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE

OF HOW THESE STICKS CAN COME IN

HANDY.

YOU GET THE STICKS OUT, TAKE THE

AIR OUT OF HIS TIRES AND HE

CAN'T DRIVE ANYMORE.

AND THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO COME

TO END THESE THINGS WITHOUT

SOMEONE GETTING HURT.

ONE DEPUTY OUT HERE TONIGHT THAT

WAS ABLE TO OUTGUESS HIM AND

THAT'S PART OF THE REASON WHY WE

WON THIS ONE.

SOMETIMES IT WORKS, SOMETIMES IT

DOESN'T, AND YOU USUALLY HAVE A

PRETTY GOOD MESS TO CLEAN UP.

LUCKY HE DIDN'T GET ANYBODY

HURT. HE GOES TO JAIL, AND GOOD

GUYS WIN ANOTHER ONE.

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