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San Pablo Police Plan to Put End to High-Speed Pursuits Using 'StarChase'

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    StarChase GPS Tracker to Help End High-Speed Pursuits

    It looks like a gadget straight out of a science-fiction movie, but it's very real. An East Bay police department believes it could put an end to high-speed chases thanks to what is called the StarChase system. Jodi Hernandez reports.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 18, 2019)

    It looks like a gadget straight out of a science-fiction movie, but it's very real.

    An East Bay police department believes it could put an end to high-speed chases thanks to what is called the StarChase system.

    San Pablo police are now outfitted with a high-tech tool designed to nab suspect cars, without the danger of a high-speed chase.

    "It provides an opportunity to not have to get into high-speed pursuits inside the city," said Robert Richer with the San Pablo Police Department.

    Instead, when officers believe a suspect may flee they tag it with a super-sticky GPS device, then slow down as dispatchers watch them.

    NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez has more in the video report above.

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