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OnStar Stops Carjacker, Who Then Falls Into Pool

October 20, 2009  | 

A man who carjacked a Chevrolet Tahoe in a Visalia, Calif., parking lot using a sawed-off shotgun led police on a high-speed pursuit, until OnStar operators disabled the vehicle using a new feature added in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Tahoe was equipped with General Motors' OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown feature that allows OnStar operators to pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then remotely signal the vehicle to disable the gas pedal.

When the truck unexpectedly stopped, the driver ran but fell into a swimming pool and was caught by Visalia police officers.

Read the full story.

Related:

Detroit Cops Use OnStar For Stolen Vehicle Recovery

Tags: Stupid Criminals, Pursuing Suspects, Visalia (Calif.) PD


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