Delta Police shot its first ‘dart’ at a car last night.
It’s a GPS tracking system that the department hopes will mitigate danger on the road.
The GPS dart is attached to a police vehicle’s grill and can be launched by remote, or from inside.
Sharlene Brooks with Delta Police says it was successfully used Wednesday night when an officer noticed someone driving erratically.
“The dart was launched and successfully placed, now the vehicle did stop.”
Brooks says it will reduce or eliminate the need for a high speed car chase.
“It allows us to track the vehicle through GPS and ultimately coordinate resources and deploy the resources to where the vehicle ultimately is.”
Eight police cars are equipped with the technology, Brooks says the system cost at least $1,500 apiece.