Police Chase Videos: High Speed Hot Pursuit

 

IS THERE A GOOD WAY TO WATCH LOTS OF POLICE CHASE VIDEOS?

There’s nothing quite like a good police chase, provided you’re not actually participating in it. Actually, come to think of it, there’s nothing like a good police chase then either, but in a very different way. But if we’re talking about watching police chases, well, that’s just good clean fun. And thanks to modern-day surveillance and TV news coverage, there’s a practically limitless supply of police chase videos on the internet, many of the best ones being found right here on Break. So hop into your Ford Escape and/or your standard-issue police cruiser and enjoy some of the best police chases ever.

For our first police chase, we go up north to a country that isn’t thought of as being a home for wild police chases: Canada. This video is appropriately laid back, and it’s really more of a wreck than a chase.

Next up we have a more traditional police-chase of the high speed variety, but don’t be fooled – this is exciting stuff. It all comes courtesy of a police dashboard camera, which is probably the most exciting way to watch a car chase. Check it out:

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY POLICE CHASE VIDEOS THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE INTENSE?

Now we have a police chase that has the kind of action that you’ve probably seen in a hundred movies, with the alleged criminals being pursued actually opening fire on the police. I didn’t think cops were supposed to endanger the public in the pursuit of suspects, but what do I know? You can watch the chase in the video below and decide for yourself if it was worth the risk:

While bullets are the most powerful weapons against the police available to the middle-class fugitive, there are some less extreme measures you can take in your attempt to avoid capture by the police. For example, there’s the U-turn, which is used at least three different times by the driver in the video below, even though the chase is taking place on a one-way stretch of highway. Hey, you’re about to go to jail, you might as well have some fun before they get you.

Speaking of weaponry, this one involves the police chasing after a tank. Yep, a big ass tank.

HOW ABOUT ONE WITH A BMW?

Expensive machinery isn’t the exclusive domain of the police, however. Sometimes we civilians get enough money in our pockets to buy something nice, only the difference between us and the cops is that we’re a lot more likely to spend our Christmas bonus on a down payment for a BMW instead of a tank. In the end, though, the guy in the video below might have actually been better off with a tank, since the cops eventually catch him, cuff him, and throw him in the car. As for what happened to the BMW, I don’t know for sure, but it probably went for cheap at police auction.

Let’s continue with another episode of Police Chases of the Rich and Famous, this one taking place in Fargo, North Dakota. The chase in the installment below these words hit more than one upscale locale, but probably the most surprising is a golf course. It’s another aspect of these real-life police chases that seems familiar to movie and TV viewers, but is tough to swallow as having happened in real life. And yet, as Shaq might say, “we have footage.” I guess now I could make a joke about “playing through” or something like that, but I won’t do your intelligence that disservice. Here’s the video:

The title of this next police chase video might seem a little hyperbolic, but it’s easy to get excited when you see this much high-speed action in one chase. The name of the game here is “fishtailing,” which we’ve seen a little bit of in another video above this, but here it makes multiple appearances before it finally does the trick. I seriously doubt that any of the video below will ever be used in a car commercial, but it should be – they’d sell a lot of cars that way. Check it out, and try not to feel a little bit worse about whatever you’re driving now:

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING GOOD FOR US TO GO OUT ON?

I’m going to close things out with the most unorthodox police chase vehicle yet, beating out even “tank” and “BMW.” It’s a piece of construction equipment (called, charmingly enough, a “digger,” this being a British clip and all), driven through what appears to be a graveyard. You know, you really don’t see something like that every day, even if you are a cop. And just so you don’t get disappointed once you see the video – no, the driver of the digger does not start digging up corpses and throwing them back at the cops. But it would have been a lot cooler if he had.

 

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