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ihometiger
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Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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Don’t know if the state trooper made it or not but it’s clear that the driver of the pickup did not make it. The state police patrol car must have gone 30-35 ft in the air.


James11111
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
That could be a lack of training or a lack of common sense. Either way, it's a failure of the department.

ETA: Someone should have called him off at those speeds, if he was some kind of rouge idiot.
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0x15E
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
Yea, whoever the sup was that gave him clearance at that speed should resign.


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efrad
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
It's in the description

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From the report of Trooper Shawn Ellis, lightly edited for clarity:

On April 10, 2020, at approximately 6:40 AM, Troop H dispatch advised that Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office was requesting assistance with a pursuit. Deputies were pursuing a black pickup, driven by Justin Battenfield, which had recklessly driven through several traffic lights without stopping and was passing traffic on the shoulder of U.S. 71.

The pursuit of Battenfield has been initiated in the area of Ingersoll Circle and U.S. 71 at approximately 6:36 AM by a Forest Service Ranger. At approximately 6:53 AM, I checked In-Service with Troop H Dispatch and traveled towards U.S. 71 from State Highway 45.

At approximately 6:54 AM, at the intersection of State Highway 45 and U.S. 71, I joined the pursuit as it traveled north on U.S. 71, soon becoming the lead vehicle in the pursuit. While pursuing Battenfield, he traveled through several traffic lights and passed multiple vehicles while driving on the shoulder before turning east onto Zero Street. This particular section of Zero Street (SH255) is a four-lane roadway, divided by a continuous center turn lane and was at the peak of a hill crest. In the area of 66th Street, the pickup began crossing into the westbound traffic lanes meeting traffic at a high rate of speed.

After I relayed the suspect’s actions to Troop H Dispatch, Sgt. Brandon Margis advised that due to Battenfield’s extremely reckless driving, and lack of due regard for the safety of the public that I needed to get the pickup stopped immediately. I then attempted a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle. While executing the PIT, my unit collided with the passenger side of the suspect vehicle. As a result, both vehicles traveled off the roadway and into the east side ditch.

Battenfield’s vehicle collided with a driveway culvert while overturning and my unit went airborne as it traveled over Battenfield’s vehicle. Battenfield sustained fatal injuries and I sustained multiple serious injuries."


Travis Scott
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
A classic example of cops causing more problems than the criminals themselves


beerJeep
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
Got dayum


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AUbagman
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
High speed chases are so worth it!

And so are no knock raids!
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James11111
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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High speed chases are so worth it!


What would happen if police didn't chase people in vehicles?

A lot of robberies would become very easy.


ClientNumber9
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
frick that retard. Dude flees law enforcement at 109 mph, creates an unsafe situation for everyone, ends up dead. Boo fricking hoo.


LSUBoo
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
Got heeeeemm!


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baytiger11
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
should have cleared the area ahead of him and threw out a spike strip


James11111
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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should have cleared the area ahead of him and threw out a spike strip


You don't have helicopters in the air instantly.
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tigahfromtheham
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
Doesn’t seem worth it


Relham10
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
Trooper survived multiple serious injuries, suspect died.


saintsfan1977
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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What would happen if police didn't chase people in vehicles?

A lot of robberies would become very easy.



This is stupid. It's simple. Cop gets behind him, grabs plate number and backs off. Call in the chopper to follow him. Apprehend him alive when he gets out the vehicle. High speed chases are for morons. It never ends up well. Cop should lose his life over it as well as the one he's chasing.


pioneerbasketball
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
eventually he would have ran out of gas.


AUbagman
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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You don't have helicopters in the air instantly.


Then back off, give a description of vehicle, have dispatch call all units ahead, etc. Nothing good happens from this shite. Today, these guys will be caught. No need to chase like that, only makes the prep drive crazier.


ClientNumber9
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
Right, because there's tons of choppers gassed up and ready to go, especially in rural Arkansas. You really think every agency has one dedicated chopper for every FTY on the highway?


James11111
Walnut Creek
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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his is stupid. It's simple. Cop gets behind him, grabs plate number and backs off. Call in the chopper to follow him. Apprehend him alive when he gets out the vehicle. High speed chases are for morons. It never ends up well. Cop should lose his life over it as well as the one he's chasing.


I was referring to the term high-speed chase with out qualifying. Chases can be high speed from the beginning. Police need to chase sometimes. They dont need to use dangerous maneuvers meant for lower speeds.


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baytiger11
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re: Arkansas State Police Pit Maneuver at 109 mph goes wrong
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You don't have helicopters in the air instantly.


the officer that pulled the maneuver had a 15 min heads up before he joined the pursuit. he couldn't just hop out his car and roll it out?


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