Grant to help PCSO with car chases - Tucson News Now

Grant to help PCSO with car chases

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(Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office just got a new tool to help deputies stop vehicle chases before they get dangerous.

One of their K-9 patrol units now has equipment that shoots out spike strips at the push of a button, which is safer than deputies getting out and throwing spike strips to stop a suspect's car.

Also, the unit has a video camera and a license plate reader so deputies can find stolen vehicles.

The new gear was made possible by a grant to combat auto theft.

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