January 24, 2021

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Two people in a vehicle that fled from a deputy were injured Monday after the vehicle struck a tree, according to the Ramsey County sheriff’s office.



a close up of a man who is smiling and looking at the camera: The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office identified Austin Edgar Peterson, 28, as the driver of a vehicle that fled from deputies in St. Paul and was injured when he crashed in Minneapolis on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He is pictured in an Aug. 4, 2020, mug shot. (Courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office)


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The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office identified Austin Edgar Peterson, 28, as the driver of a vehicle that fled from deputies in St. Paul and was injured when he crashed in Minneapolis on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He is pictured in an Aug. 4, 2020, mug shot. (Courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office was conducting an overnight burglary prevention detail late Sunday into early Monday in response to an increase in burglaries in St. Paul’s Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland areas. During the detail, a deputy saw a truck speeding in the area of Snelling and Stanford avenues about 2:40 a.m.



a man smiling for the camera: Austin Edgar Peterson (Courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office)


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Austin Edgar Peterson (Courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office)

The driver, identified as Austin Edgar Peterson, 28, of Minneapolis, briefly stopped when the deputy activated the squad’s emergency lights and then he fled. The deputy, with lights and siren on, pursued the vehicle west on Marshall Avenue and saw Peterson commit multiple traffic violations, the sheriff’s office said.

After Peterson crossed the Lake Street-Marshall Bridge into Minneapolis at about 45 mph, a deputy used a pursuit-intervention technique. Deputies receive training in the technique, which involves turning a squad into a fleeing vehicle, causing it to spin to end the pursuit, said Sheriff Bob Fletcher.

There wasn’t traffic or other people present, he said.

Peterson appeared to try to steer away and struck a tree. Emergency medical personnel took Peterson and a 24-year-old woman in the truck to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Fletcher said.

Peterson had active arrest warrants from Dakota County for felony drugs and Hennepin County for receiving stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle he was driving had been stolen from a construction site in Minneapolis.

The sheriff’s office said the incident is under investigation.

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A Muslim activist and blogger was charged Saturday with trespass and delaying transportation after she argued with a fellow passenger aboard an American Airlines jet in Newark.

The Port Authority’s inspector general has launched a probe of the incident involving Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, officials said.

Al-Khatahtbeh, 28 — who pulled 2.8% of the vote in a Democratic primary for a New Jersey Congressional seat in July — refused to disembark when asked to do so by both flight attendants and the pilot of the Charlotte, N.C.-bound Airbus A319 jet, said officials.

She livestreamed as flight personnel and Port Authority police ordered everyone off the plane so they could take her into custody.

“They would rather do this than remove one person from first class because he complained about a Muslim woman on the plane,” Al-Khatahtbeh, editor in chief of the blog Muslimgirl.com, said as she recorded other passengers grumbling as they picked up their belongings and headed toward the door.

“He’s f—— up everyone else’s day because of his entitlement, his white privilege,” Al-Khatahtbeh said.

The incident happened around 9:55 a.m., just before the plane was to leave the gate.

Al-Khatahtbeh said in her livestream that the first-class passenger jumped in front of her at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint line, sparking an argument.

“He forced himself in front of me and said, ‘I’m first class, I’m pre-check I shouldn’t have to wait behind you’ and because I recorded the entire thing he said I was harassing him,” she said. “Because I was recording him being a f—— piece of sh—.”

The argument continued on the flight, officials said. As they took their seats, the man told flight attendants Al-Khatahtbeh had harassed him and that “he didn’t feel safe,” a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said.

Al-Khatahtbeh was asked to disembark, but she refused unless the first class passenger was also asked to leave, video posted by another traveler on Twitter shows.

“I am not moving unless he is also moving,” she told the officer. “Otherwise why are you taking his word over mine? Because he is in first class? If you are kicking me off you have to kick both of us.”

Officials emptied the plane. Al-Khatahtbeh made sure she was the last to leave. When she did, she was taken into custody by Port Authority police.

“Had to get off my flight because a man asked a Muslim woman to get off the plane. @AmericanAir employees followed his request and gave the woman no explanation,” wrote Twitter user Jake, who posted a recording of Al-Khatahtbeh complaining to flight personnel.

Cops charged Al-Khatahtbeh with delaying transportation and defiant trespass for refusing repeated orders to leave the plane. She was later released, officials said.

“The Port Authority’s independent Inspector General has begun an investigation,” the agency said in a statement.

The first class passenger was not arrested, but it was not immediately clear if he was allowed back on the flight. The rest of the passengers were allowed

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MANCHESTER, NH — Two people were taken to the hospital, including one with serious injuries, following an accident early Saturday morning when police said a vehicle struck two houses.

Manchester Police, Fire and AMR responded to the area of South Mammoth Road and Moorseville Road for a single-vehicle accident with injury around 2 a.m. Saturday. On their arrival, they located a vehicle that struck two houses and the driver and passenger were still in the vehicle. Manchester Fire worked to extricate both occupants from the vehicle, police said.

Manchester Police Spokesperson Heather Hamel identified the driver as Norma Salvador, 26 of Lowell, MA. Hamel said the passenger was seriously injured in the crash and is currently in the ICU of a local hospital.

Through their investigation, Manchester Police charged Salvador with felony Driving While Intoxicated. Due to the severity of the passenger’s injuries, Salvador was also charged with Second Degree Assault, also a felony.

MPD investigators were on the scene Saturday morning documenting the incident. Tire tracks could be seen on the lawn just South of Morrisville Road, and damage to two houses South of the tire tracks. South Mammoth Road was closed between Morrisville and Bodwell for several hours as the incident was investigated.

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Officials have released the name of the man who was killed in a crash involving a Louisville EMS unit in south Louisville.On Friday, a deputy coroner identified the victim as Dylan Norwell, 18. According to officials, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They say a white SUV was traveling southbound on Taylor Boulevard when it drove over into the northbound lane and struck a Louisville EMS unit at the intersection of Bicknell Avenue.Norwell, who was a passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported in critical condition. The LMPD Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

Officials have released the name of the man who was killed in a crash involving a Louisville EMS unit in south Louisville.

On Friday, a deputy coroner identified the victim as Dylan Norwell, 18.

According to officials, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They say a white SUV was traveling southbound on Taylor Boulevard when it drove over into the northbound lane and struck a Louisville EMS unit at the intersection of Bicknell Avenue.

Norwell, who was a passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported in critical condition.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

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Partially owing to the nationwide lockdown called to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, auto production across categories went down by 33.61 per cent in March 2020.


India's auto industry had to scale down operations March 23 onwards

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India’s auto industry had to scale down operations March 23 onwards

Mayhem broke out last month after the sudden spike in Coronavirus cases in our country to control which the entire nation had to go under a lockdown starting March 24. Production started taking a hit almost a week before the lockdown when we started hearing about automakers scaling down operations and were completely stopped on the day of Janata Curfew on March 22. This took quite a toll on the production numbers for March 2020. While the overall industry witnessed a decline of 33.61 per cent at 14,47,345 units as compared to 21,80,203 units manufactured a year ago, production of passenger vehicles (PVs) slumped by 38.14 per cent 2,07,196 units as compared to 3,34,948 units assembled in the same month last year.

Also Read: Passenger Vehicle Sales Down By 51 Per Cent In March 2020 

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(Car manufacturers started scaling down on production process almost a week before lockdown was delcared)

Production of passenger cars went down by 43.84 per cent at 1,22,037 units against 2,17,292 units which were manufactured a year ago. In the same months, the utility vehicle (UV) segment recorded a decline of 19.24 per cent at 78,334 units as compared to 96,997 units. Production of vans too witnessed a heavy drop of 66.96 per cent at 6825 units as compared to 20,659 units. Production of commercial vehicles (CVs) went down by a whopping 82.88 per cent at 18,057 units as compared to 1,05,475 units. Production of two-wheelers too went down by 28.21 per cent at 11,61,826 units against 16,18,406 units while production of three-wheelers went down by 50.39 per cent at 59,813 units as compared to 1,20,578 units. The quadricycle segment too witnessed a decline of 43.09 per cent at 453 units as compared to 796 units.

Also Read: Coronavirus Lockdown: Indian Automobile Sector May Start Operations Soon

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Auto sales also remained subdued in March 2020.

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With all dealerships remaining closed across the nation during the lockdown, sales have also remained subdued in March. Auto sales overall went down by 44.95 per cent in March 2020 selling 10,50,367 units last month as compared to 19,08,097 units which were sold in the same month a year ago. Sales of passenger vehicles went down by 51 per cent in March 2020 selling 143,861 units as compared to 2,91,861 units a year ago.

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