StarChase technology being deployed by FHP is demonstrated in this March 21 chase in Pasco County, where a trooper shot a StarChase GPS tag device at a fleeing minivan.

The driver of the white Kia Sedona was leading police on a 55-60 mph chase on State Road 52 near Hicks Road, according to an FHP arrest report. After determining that immobilizing the vehicle with their own cruisers through a PIT maneuver was impractical, the lead trooper shot and stuck his StarChase tag on the back of the Sedona.

This allowed pursuing authorities to hold back and follow safely behind as the minivan’s driver, 26-year-old Kip Allan Thomas, drove into opposing lanes and against traffic, before the New Port Richey man’s vehicle was disabled by a trooper’s stop sticks, Thomas’ arrest report shows.

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Seen this device before, while watching LivePD. To bad Pasco isn't on LivePD anymore, breaks my heart

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