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Video: OK Police Find Rattlesnake, Uranium, Gun, and Whiskey During Stolen Car Stop

The traffic stop was made at 11 a.m. June 25 because the vehicle's tag was expired. Jennings was in the driver's seat, Rivera in the passenger seat, and in the backseat, a pet Timber rattlesnake in a terrarium.

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TX Deputy Struck and Killed at Traffic Stop

Officials with the sheriff's department said around 7:30 a.m. the two deputies were conducting a traffic stop when they were struck by a black pickup truck.

Houston Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Weekend Gunfight

An officer with the Houston Police Department was wounded and a suspected gunman killed in a gunfight that unfolded Friday night after the subject reportedly fled the scene of a traffic stop.

2 Virginia Officers Fired Over Confederate Flag Sticker on Clipboard

Two officers with the Tazewell (VA) Police Department declined to resign following an investigation into their behavior stemming from a traffic stop at which a black man claimed one of the officers stopped him because of his race.

New York Officer Injured in Struggle with Motorist Following Vehicle Pursuit

A Westchester County, NY, police officer was injured in a physical altercation with a motorist who had led him on a high-speed pursuit after the man fled a traffic stop.

Kentucky Officer Assaulted During Traffic Stop

An officer with the Tompkinsville (KY) Police Department was assaulted by a male and female couple during a traffic stop on Wednesday night, leaving the officer with minor injuries including a scraped elbow and a black eye.

Video: Florida Officer Nearly Struck by Vehicle During Traffic Stop

An officer with the Daytona Beach Shores Police Department was nearly struck by a pickup truck fleeing a traffic stop on Wednesday.

Video: Driver Opens Fire on OR Officer at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department shot on Tuesday night has been treated and released from a nearby hospital. The suspected gunman eluded police for nearly 12 hours but was eventually apprehended and arrested.

Arizona Officer Discovers Dead Woman in Passenger Seat During Traffic Stop

Officer Adam Edmonds stopped Puckett on I-10 and said he noticed a dead woman propped up in the passenger seat. The woman—identified as 74-year-old Linda Puckett—had reportedly died at a hotel in Texas.

Video: Could a Robot Make Traffic Stops Safer?

Once the officer’s vehicle is parked behind the motorist’s car, GoBetween rolls up to the driver’s side window of the motorist, where it becomes the officer’s eyes, ears and mouth. A spike strip automatically placed in front of the car’s rear wheels keeps the motorist from driving away until the traffic stop is completed.