New policy for high-speed police chases

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Vermont State Police have new guidelines for deciding when to pursue high-speed chases. The policy puts limits on when tire-deflating spikes can be used and requires closer radio supervision of chases by senior officers. As a result, state police Major James Dimmick says more high speed chases are being called off.

The move was prompted by the death last year of State Police Sergeant Michael Johnson, who was allegedly hit and killed by a man fleeing police on Interstate 91.

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