“Guy Drives Wrong way On Highway” (2000)
Officer Corroto who works for the Atlanta DUI Taask Force - joins other officers in response to an accident on the freeway which has left one car on it's roof in the middle of the road. Corroto interrogates the offending driver, a young man with a pony tail and white shirt, who had been driving the wrong way down the freeway. The man has considerable trouble walking a straight line and standing on one foot. After he fails the tests, Officer Corroto asks him "Why are you driving, man?" and places him under arrest. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From the arresting officer... "The arrest from 8/13/00. I remember this case very well. When I arrived at the scene the driver Charles Reed was sitting on a median wall waiting on a ride, holding a citation from the first officer. Actually, he was free to leave if I hadn't gotten there when I did. Upon speaking to Mr. Reed, his pupils were very constricted on the side of the interstate. Also, his blood alcohol was 0.000 on the side of the roadway. That told me, as a certified Drug Recognition Expert, there was a strong possibility Mr. Reed had some sort of Narcotic Analgesics on board. Once I started talking to Mr. Reed the truth came out he was taking Oxycontin. Mr. Reed refused a state blood test and was still convicted for DUI of Drugs in court. I would later use this incident as a training video and ask the class what this person's blood alcohol level was after watching the video."
TRAIN VERSUS TRUCK
A train crashes into a truck stuck on the tracks. A police car follows the train. Please note There is approximately 5 minutes of this footage. Source info obscured - all info available upon licensing.
RAIL - AMERICAN HERO (11-16-2000)
DASH CAMERA CATCHES FLOYD FAIROW DRIVING HIS VAN ONTO A RAILROAD, CROSSING AND STOPPING, WITH A TRAIN FAST APPROACHING. THE FOOTAGE SHOWS PASSERBY BILL MOORE PULLING FAIROW OUT OF THE VAN AND TO SAFETY, SECONDS BEFORE THE TRAIN SMASHES INTO THE VAN. DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF BRAD BLOOM SAYS, "THE ENGINEER TOLD OUR OFFICERS THAT THE TRAIN WAS MOVING AT 65 MPH WHEN IT HIT THE VAN. THE VAN CAME TO REST ABOUT 300 FEET FROM WHERE IT WAS HIT."
VAN GETS HIT BY TRAIN TWICE
A driver misjudged a turn, ended up on the railroad tracks and got stuck. A man in a coffee shop saw what happened and noticed the driver was just standing there on the track. A train was coming, so the Good Samaritan to the driver and pulled him out of harm's way. The police got to the scene seconds before a commuter train slammed into the stuck minivan and threw it onto the adjacent tracks. Thirty seconds after the first impact, the minivan was hit again by a train going in the opposite direction. The van started on fire because the gas tank was hit. Please note There is approximately 10 minutes of this footage. Source info obscured - all info available upon licensing.
CAR ON FIRE RESCUE (2000)
DRAMATIC DASH CAM VIDEO CAPTURED A DEER PARK, TEXAS POLICE OFFICER PULLING A VICTIM FROM A BURNING CAR. THE OFFICER WAS TRANSPORTING A PRISONER WHEN HE PULLED UP ON THE SCENE OF A THREE CAR ACCIDENT. ONE OF THE CARS INVOLVED WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE DRIVER OF ONE OF THE CARS WAS PINNED BETWEEN A CONCRETE BARRIER AND THE BURNING CAR. THE OFFICER HELPED THE MAN BREAK THE WINDOW AND PULLED HIM THROUGH THE WINDOW TO SAFETY. THE OFFICER SAYS THE RECOGNITION AND PUBLICITY IS TOO MUCH -- BECAUSE HE IS TRAINED TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS ON A DAILY BASIS. THE OFFICER WAS NOT INJURED DURING THE RESCUE.