[Note: This item comes from friend Judi Clark. DLH]
147-mph biker chase demonstrates latest aerial surveillance tech
By Andrea James
Jul 12 2017
On Independence Day, one American decided to exercise his freedom to ride his motorcycle at speeds up to 147 miles per hour. That and several other freedoms were quickly taken away thanks a police plane which released aerial footage demonstrating an astonishing array of data overlaid.
Street names, object tracking, and even some kind of overlay of the local plat map highlighting boundaries of private residences. Via JustPoliceVideos:
Trooper Klayton Dresher first clocked a motorcyclist going around 82 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone on I-5 northbound near the Boeing exit. When the driver failed to stop, Trooper Dresher called the WSP Aviation Unit who had a Cessna aircraft already monitoring the area. The aircraft quickly spotted the motorcyclist and followed him into a residential area in Everett. At one point during the 17 mile pursuit, the motorcyclist was clocked at 147 miles per hour!
After stopping at a house that wasn’t his, the motorist jumped out and attempted to hide behind a boat. However, thanks to the Cesena feeding location information to troopers on the ground, Trooper Christopher Houser arrived and was able to safely takedown the driver. The driver was arrested and booked without incident thanks to the collaboration between the WSP Aviation Unit, communications, and troopers on the ground; as well as assistance from the Everett Police Department.
The drone technology used to suppress insurgencies abroad is now available to your local police!