CLASSIC DASHCAM: POCKET POOL GUY 1995
DRUNK GUY JUST CAN’T KEEP HIS HANDS OUT OF HIS POCKETS!
CLASSIC DASHCAM: DRUNK DRIVING THE WRONG WAY 1995
Prescription drugs have become so common that some people don't realize driving while under their influence still counts as driving under the influence. Like this guy.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: THE DUI SHUFFLE 1995
A MAN PERFORMING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS FOR POLICE OFFICER HAS A LOT OF TROUBLE STANDING ON ONE FOOT!
CLASSIC DASHCAM: DOPEY PAINTER DUI 1995
ATLANTA COPS NOTICE A GUY BLOW THROUGH A RED LIGHT. THIS PAINTER HAS BLOODSHOT EYES AND SEEMS TO BE HIGH ON DOPE. HE’S JUST COME FROM PAINTING A HOUSE ALL DAY LONG AND ADMITS TO GETTING AT LEAST ONE DUI IN THE PAST.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: OFFICER GETS AN EARFUL 1995
An officer pulls a man over for speeding and gets a lot of very aggravated explanation why.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: DRUNK AND LOST HIS CAR 1995
If you're really drunk and walking around trying to find your car, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, don't tell an officer you're looking for your car. Second, don't give that officer any lip.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: CIVILIAN HELPS COPS 1995
Officer and his colleagues enlist the help of some passers-by to contain a suspected drunk driver.
COP IN CLUTCH 1995
ONE OF THE STRANGEST HIGH SPEED CHASES EVER. OFFICER RICK GANDEE WAS CHASING SUSPECT WHEN THE SUSPECT GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AND STARTED TO FLEE ON FOOT. THE OFFICER GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AND CHASED HIM ON FOOT AS WELL, BUT HE FORGOT TO PUT HIS PATROL CAR IN PARK. THE CAR'S DASHBOARD MOUNTED CAMERA FOLLOWS THE ACTION...LITERALLY AND WE SEE THE CAR RUN OVER HIS MASTER. GANDEE BROKE FIVE RIBS AND HAS A NASTY CUT ON HIS ELBOW RESULTING IN OVER 100 STITCHES. THE RUNNER'S FREEDOM WAS SHORT LIVED AS OTHER OFFICERS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: LAW STUDENT BEGS FOR MERCY 1995
A woman pulled over for signs of DUI thinks the officer arresting her is doing a great disservice to law enforcement because she's studying to be a prosecutor. She wants to help the police. She's not a gangster or drug dealer. Please let her help everyone, officer. Please. PLEASE! She's begging you.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: DRUNK COWGIRL HOPES TO BE ABLE TO BLOW SOMETHING 1995
A clearly drunk, attractive young woman with a very short skirt from Arizona gets pulled over for the "first time". She explains to the officer that she rides horses all day and her knees bruise easily. She claims that she has bad eyes and has no depth perception. She does a lousy job of the field sobriety tests. Then she asks if she gets to "blow anything". Once realizing she's getting arrested she says that she needs to be at work tomorrow at 6AM. He says she probably won't make it. Then she turns on the waterworks. She then claims that the road was on a slope - which is why she failed.
SPIT IT OUT CRACK 1995
WHEN COPS IN NORTH CAROLINA PULL OVER SOME KIDS FOR HAVING A TAIL LIGHT OUT,
FEET ON FIRE CHASE (2 ANGLES) 1995
A PURSUIT OF A DRUNK DRIVER IN A STOLEN VEHICLE. THE FRONT TIRES WERE SPIKED WHICH CREATES A TRAIL OF SPARKS. THE RIMS MELT DOWN AND THE SUSPECT IS NOW DRIVING ON HIS BRAKES. THE FRONT END EVENTUALLY COLLAPSES ONTO THE BUMPER, WHICH CAUSES THE INTERIOR TO GET SO HOT THAT THE FLOORBOARD CATCHES FIRE AND THE SUSPECT'S FEET ARE SET ON FIRE. THE SUSPECT BAILS AT THE END AND IS CAUGHT.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: DRUNK WANTS HIS LAWYER ASAP! 1995
A rather persistent drunk driver insists that Officer Corotto gets him legal counsel during this DUI stop.
CLASSIC DASHCAM: ROLLERGIRL HAS ATTITUDE TO COPS! (1995)
A seemingly lesbian chick throws officer a LOT of attitude. She screws up the Field Sobriety Tests and is arrested. She gets very upset when he tells her that she is impaired. When she is arrested she is more worried about her car then she is about her DUI. She said that she won't get in the patrol car until she sees her car towed away. It was stolen the last time this happened. She starts cussing her face off when she is in the back of the patrol car. She starts asking her girlfriend how much money she has that she will need to spring her out of jail. She starts referring to the officer as a "macho man". "Must feel good busting a girl for 2 beers"! She gets pissed when they start going through her trunk - as if she is hiding something. Turns out all she has is rollerblades and pads in the trunk.
DRUG DEALER’S LAST RUN 2008
Police have released dramatic dash cam tape from a fatal high-speed chase. Sheboygan Police say it all began February 26 when officers spotted a man selling cocaine to a police informant. But when they tried to pull the suspect over, the chase was on. “He's running, he's running. Clear the air, pursuit,” the pursuing officer says on the tape. Police say they knew 51-year-old Charles Drexler was selling drugs, but they didn't know he'd lead them on a wild chase through the streets of Sheboygan…at speeds approaching 100 miles an hour. “He's throwing the dope out the window,” the officer tells his dispatcher. Drexel's 1995 Chevrolet Blazer narrowly avoided other cars, and blew through red lights and busy intersections. The officer in pursuit slowed down as Drexel went faster and faster. Police say Drexler threw cocaine out of his car as he fled. Then it happened. Drexler hit a patch of ice. Drexler's SUV rolled over several times on Highway 28 near the Deer Trace shopping center. Drexler was thrown from the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Wednesday police defended the chase saying it was all by the book. “No innocent civilians were harmed. The officer followed protocol and slowed at intersections. It's a very difficult situation,” Captain James Veeser said.
GETAWAY GONE WAY WRONG 2009
A man who committed a robbery and was involved in a police chase with Eastpointe police was dragged by his own car and injured while trying to ditch his getaway vehicle, said police. Police said Lawrence Neal, 45, stumbled while trying to get his seat belt off so that he could jump from his moving vehicle. Neal jumped anyway and was entangled in the seatbelt and was dragged by his car for several hundred feet, bumping his head on trees along the way, said police. Neal was charged Friday with fleeing and eluding police, hindering and obstructing police and unarmed robbery. He is being held on a $200,000 bond. Police said the incident began Thursday evening and was all captured on police dashcam video. Police said they were watching Neal as he crossed back and forth from a liquor market and a car wash because he was acting suspicious. In front of police, Neal stole a woman's purse at Joe's Keg and Wine liquor store in Eastpointe and then jumped into a 1995 Eagle Vision, said police. Police chased Neal for about 3 miles to Detroit. Police said the chase was not at high speeds and Neal kept going in and out of subdivisions looking for a good spot to flee from his vehicle. "He was doing maybe 10 miles an hour, but still he went off the curb and into the front yard while being dragged," said Eastpointe Police Sgt. Leo Borowsky. After he tried to jump out of his car and the chase came to an end, he was arrested and transported to an area hospital. Neal broke his leg and was released from the hospital Friday for arraignment. Police said Neal is a repeat offender and has a laundry list of convictions ranging from auto theft to home invasions dating back from 1986.
FLEEING POLICE CHASE / COP GETS RUN OVER BY HIS OWN CAR! 1995
OFFICER RICK GANDEE ATTEMPTS TO PULL DRIVER OVER AFTER SUSPECTING THAT HE’S DRUNK, THE CHASE IS ON. THEY GO THROUGH SOME HILLBILLY BACK ROADS DURING THE PURSUIT WITH AN EXPLOSIVE ENDING. THE COP JUMPS OUT OF THE CAR TO ARREST THE GUY ON A HILL AND FORGETS TO PUT HIS CAR IN PARK AND THE CAR ROLLS AFTER HIM AND KNOCKS THE OFFICER DOWN TO THE GROUND.
WOMAN CRIES / DRUNK WOMAN HIDES DRUGS PART I - 1995
GIRL IS PULLED OVER FOR SUSPICION OF DUI. WHEN COP HANDCUFFS HER AND HER GIRLFRIEND SHE INSISTS ON NEEDING HER PURSE WITH HER. WHEN PUT INTO THE BACKSEAT OF THE SQUAD CAR WE SEE SHE HAS A JOINT IN HER PURSE AND TRIES TO STASH IT IN THE BACK OF THE CAR. OFFICER THEN TURNS THE IN CAR CAMERA AROUND TO TAPE THE GOINGS ON OF THE GIRL AND HER FRIEND. THIS IS PART 1...YOU WILL ALSO WANT TO SEE PART 2 FOR PART WHEN HE GIRLFRIEND JOINS HER IN BACKSEAT AND THEY TRY TO HIDE THE JOINT WHILE BEING HANDCUFFED.
CAR FIRE ON TAPE 2002
Baytown police department received a report of a major accident in the 300 block of Massey Tompkins. Officer marvin currie was the first to arrive on the scene. Officer currie observed one of the vehicles, a 1997 gmc pickup, to be upside down and on fire. A citizen advised officer currie there was a person trapped inside this vehicle. Officer currie used his fire extinguisher to try and extinguish the blaze but it was too much for his fire extinguisher. Lt. Claud "bubba" deel arrived and also used his fire extinguisher. Officer currie struggled to try and break the back glass of the truck against the intense flames and smoke. Other officers arrived and used their fire extinguishers. Officer currie managed to break the window and, with the assistance of lt. Deel, was able to free the trapped occupant and pull him to safety. The victims clothing had just caught fire as they pulled him free and they were able to extinguish the flames. Baytown e.m.s. Arrived to treat the victim. The victim was later identified as charles jerry parnell jr., 35, of baytown. He was transported to memorial herman hospital via life flight helicoptor. Officer currie was transported to san jacinto hospital by baytown e.m.s. Where he was treated for cuts, abrasions and smoke inhalation. Lt. Deel suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. The second vehicle, a 1995 toyota corolla, was heavily damaged and there were two people trapped inside. Several trucks from baytown fire and rescue arrived and extinguished the flames from the truck while others worked to free the occupants of the toyota using the jaws of life. The occupants of the toyota were identiifed as tonya naomi hargrove, 31, of baytown and sheri denise haynes, 31, of baytown. Hargrove was also transported to memorial herman hospital by life flight helicoptor and haynes was transported to san jacinto hospital by baytown e.m.s. The initial investigation revealed that the 1997 gmc truck, driven by parnell was traveling westbound on massey tompkins. The truck drove across the designated center turn lane into the eastbound traffic and struck the 1995 toyota corolla, driven by hargrove, head on. The truck then flipped catching fire. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. A video camera from officer currie's patrol car captured the entire rescue and copys may be obtained at the baytown police department, 3200 north main, baytown, tx. OFFICERS REPORT On the morning of Wednesday, November 6, 2002 , 2:34am, The Baytown 911 center received a call advising of a major traffic accident in the 300 block Of Massey Tompkins Road, Baytown Texas. The call was given to Officer Marvin Currie at 2:34am and he arrived on the scene at 2:36am. As Officer Currie approached the accident scene, he activated the video camera in his patrol car. He observed two vehicles had been involved in what appeared to be a head on collision. One of the vehicles, a pickup truck, was upside down in the roadway and was becoming fully engulfed in flames. A citizen at the scene told Officer Currie a person was still inside the vehicle and was yelling for help because he was trapped inside. Officer Currie obtained his fire extinguisher from his patrol unit and began to spray the truck in an attempt to knock down the flames. The flames decreased in intensity for a short time as he Currie crawled on the ground and attempted to break the back glass of the truck to get the trapped driver out. Lieutenant Claud "Bubba" Deel arrived on scene, obtained his fire extinguisher and approached the burning vehicle. He used the fire extinguisher to keep the flames knocked down as Officer Currie continued to try and gain entry into the vehicle. As his fire extinguisher was depleted, he crawled onto the ground with Currie and assisted him in breaking the back window. As they gained entry to the inside of the truck, the flames began to overtake the vehicle again. Officer Currie crawled partially in the truck and tried to free the trapped driver. Smoke began to billow out of the truck and Currie and Deel were forced to retreat in an attempt to get fresh air. Other Baytown Police Officers arrived on the scene and used their fire extinguishers. They had very little effect on the fire. Officer Currie again crawled onto the ground and partially into the truck. The driver was talking to him and yelling for him to get him out. The driver's head was caught between the headrest of the seat and the door and one of his legs was partially caught by the steering column. As the flames continued and smoke billowed out of the truck, Currie and Deel continued to try and free the trapped driver. At 2:37 am, a fuel line ruptured and small explosion took place. The flames increased and caused some of the surrounding officers to retreat as Currie and Deel, with no regard for their own safety, continued to try and free the trapped driver. At 2:38 am, they were able to get the driver free and pull him from the vehicle as his pant legs caught on fire. The driver was pulled to safety. Only 15 seconds later, the truck was completely engulfed in flames including the passenger compartment. The driver, Charles Jerry Parnell Jr., 35, of Baytown was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston Texas where he is currently being treated and is expected to survive. Officer Currie was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated for minor cuts and abrasions and smoke inhalation. Lt. Deel was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Officer Currie and Lieutenant Deel saved the life of another with no regard for their own safety. They continued to work to rescue Mr. Parnell even though, at any time, they could have given the ultimate sacrifice, their own life, to save another. Officer Currie has been with the Baytown Police Department since August 10, 1981. He has served as a Detective in the Investigations Bureau and with the Traffic Safety and License and Weight unit. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. Officer Currie is certified as an Accident Reconstruction Specialist, D.O.T. Truck Inspector, Breath test operator and is trained in the use of Sign Language for the Deaf. Lieutenant Deel has been with the Baytown Police Department since July 8, 1975. He started out as a dispatcher/jailer and then served as a Patrol Officer until February 1, 1988 when he was promoted to Sergeant. He continued to serve in the patrol division. He was promoted to Lieutenant on June 16, 1992. He served in Patrol and in the Support Services Division. Deel is a certified diver and a member of the Swat Team. Sergeant Richard Whitaker Baytown Police Department
CAR FIRE ON TAPE (11/6/2002)
Baytown police department received a report of a major accident in the 300 block of Massey Tompkins. Officer marvin currie was the first to arrive on the scene. Officer currie observed one of the vehicles, a 1997 gmc pickup, to be upside down and on fire. A citizen advised officer currie there was a person trapped inside this vehicle. Officer currie used his fire extinguisher to try and extinguish the blaze but it was too much for his fire extinguisher. Lt. Claud "bubba" deel arrived and also used his fire extinguisher. Officer currie struggled to try and break the back glass of the truck against the intense flames and smoke. Other officers arrived and used their fire extinguishers. Officer currie managed to break the window and, with the assistance of lt. Deel, was able to free the trapped occupant and pull him to safety. The victims clothing had just caught fire as they pulled him free and they were able to extinguish the flames. Baytown e.m.s. Arrived to treat the victim. The victim was later identified as charles jerry parnell jr., 35, of baytown. He was transported to memorial herman hospital via life flight helicopter. Officer currie was transported to san jacinto hospital by baytown e.m.s. Where he was treated for cuts, abrasions and smoke inhalation. Lt. Deel suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. The second vehicle, a 1995 toyota corolla, was heavily damaged and there were two people trapped inside. Several trucks from baytown fire and rescue arrived and extinguished the flames from the truck while others worked to free the occupants of the toyota using the jaws of life. The occupants of the toyota were identified as tonya naomi hargrove, 31, of baytown and sheri denise haynes, 31, of baytown. Hargrove was also transported to memorial herman hospital by life flight helicoptor and haynes was transported to san jacinto hospital by baytown e.m.s. The initial investigation revealed that the 1997 gmc truck, driven by parnell was traveling westbound on massey tompkins. The truck drove across the designated center turn lane into the eastbound traffic and struck the 1995 toyota corolla, driven by hargrove, head on. The truck then flipped catching fire. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. A video camera from officer currie's patrol car captured the entire rescue and copys may be obtained at the baytown police department, 3200 north main, baytown, tx. OFFICERS REPORT On the morning of Wednesday, November 6, 2002 , 2:34am, The Baytown 911 center received a call advising of a major traffic accident in the 300 block Of Massey Tompkins Road, Baytown Texas. The call was given to Officer Marvin Currie at 2:34am and he arrived on the scene at 2:36am. As Officer Currie approached the accident scene, he activated the video camera in his patrol car. He observed two vehicles had been involved in what appeared to be a head on collision. One of the vehicles, a pickup truck, was upside down in the roadway and was becoming fully engulfed in flames. A citizen at the scene told Officer Currie a person was still inside the vehicle and was yelling for help because he was trapped inside. Officer Currie obtained his fire extinguisher from his patrol unit and began to spray the truck in an attempt to knock down the flames. The flames decreased in intensity for a short time as he Currie crawled on the ground and attempted to break the back glass of the truck to get the trapped driver out. Lieutenant Claud "Bubba" Deel arrived on scene, obtained his fire extinguisher and approached the burning vehicle. He used the fire extinguisher to keep the flames knocked down as Officer Currie continued to try and gain entry into the vehicle. As his fire extinguisher was depleted, he crawled onto the ground with Currie and assisted him in breaking the back window. As they gained entry to the inside of the truck, the flames began to overtake the vehicle again. Officer Currie crawled partially in the truck and tried to free the trapped driver. Smoke began to billow out of the truck and Currie and Deel were forced to retreat in an attempt to get fresh air. Other Baytown Police Officers arrived on the scene and used their fire extinguishers. They had very little effect on the fire. Officer Currie again crawled onto the ground and partially into the truck. The driver was talking to him and yelling for him to get him out. The driver's head was caught between the headrest of the seat and the door and one of his legs was partially caught by the steering column. As the flames continued and smoke billowed out of the truck, Currie and Deel continued to try and free the trapped driver. At 2:37 am, a fuel line ruptured and small explosion took place. The flames increased and caused some of the surrounding officers to retreat as Currie and Deel, with no regard for their own safety, continued to try and free the trapped driver. At 2:38 am, they were able to get the driver free and pull him from the vehicle as his pant legs caught on fire. The driver was pulled to safety. Only 15 seconds later, the truck was completely engulfed in flames including the passenger compartment. The driver, Charles Jerry Parnell Jr., 35, of Baytown was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston Texas where he is currently being treated and is expected to survive. Officer Currie was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated for minor cuts and abrasions and smoke inhalation. Lt. Deel was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. Officer Currie and Lieutenant Deel saved the life of another with no regard for their own safety. They continued to work to rescue Mr. Parnell even though, at any time, they could have given the ultimate sacrifice, their own life, to save another. Officer Currie has been with the Baytown Police Department since August 10, 1981. He has served as a Detective in the Investigations Bureau and with the Traffic Safety and License and Weight unit. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. Officer Currie is certified as an Accident Reconstruction Specialist, D.O.T. Truck Inspector, Breath test operator and is trained in the use of Sign Language for the Deaf. Lieutenant Deel has been with the Baytown Police Department since July 8, 1975. He started out as a dispatcher/jailer and then served as a Patrol Officer until February 1, 1988 when he was promoted to Sergeant. He continued to serve in the patrol division. He was promoted to Lieutenant on June 16, 1992. He served in Patrol and in the Support Services Division. Deel is a certified diver and a member of the Swat Team. Sergeant Richard Whitaker Baytown Police Department