VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Vermillion County Sheriff's Office will soon have a new tool to help in any future chases.
On Friday, Sheriff Mike Phelps said the sheriff's office received a $5,300 grant to buy 11 sets of Stop Sticks.
The grant came from the Vermillion County Local Coordinating Council for Drug Free Vermillion County.
Stop sticks are used to flatten a suspect's tires, in an attempt to safely end a chase.
Sheriff Phelps said they will be issued to 11 deputies to be kept in their patrol cars.
Phelps said the stop sticks became a priority after two chases last year.
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