Evading Arrest – Why It’s a Bad Idea to Run From Your Problems

October 2, 2013

It’s never a good idea to flee law enforcement when they are trying to perform an arrest or investigation. Not only will this cause police and investigators to engage in a chase, it can also bring additional criminal charges on top of whatever charge initiated the arrest or investigation.

Chasing suspected criminal offenders costs police departments a great deal of effort, time and resources. Additional officers and patrol units will be deployed, search helicopters and police dogs may be used and the risk of injury or death to police officers is greatly increased. For these reasons, evading police is treated as a serious offense with severe consequences.