Sometimes you just have to work with the tools you have in the situation you've been given. That's what this state trooper did, and man did he do it well:
North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Trooper Cody Thao used his own patrol car as a barrier to stop the driver who was speeding up an exit ramp the wrong way. The dramatic crash was caught on dashcam video.
Police said Trooper Thao was called in to help with a pursuit in the early morning hours of April 8. Just as the trooper arrived, the pursuit arrived onto the I-40 eastbound ramp to Rock Quarry Road in Wake County. The suspect started driving the wrong way on the ramp.
The video shows Trooper Thao intentionally drive his own car into the path of the suspected drunk driver to stop him from entering the interstate going the wrong way. Amazingly, the trooper was not injured.
Here's the video of this trooper absolutely owning the drunk driver's car:
It's been said before and it needs be said again: The people who want to "defund the police" and live in a world without law enforcement do not actually want either of those things.
God bless all the police out there—those that use their cars as tactical weapons, and those that don't!
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