fresh pursuit

fresh pursuit

n. immediate chase of a suspected criminal by a law enforcement officer, in which situation the officer may arrest the suspect without a warrant. It can also refer to chasing a suspect or escaped felon into a neighboring jurisdiction in an emergency, as distinguished from entering another jurisdiction with time to alert law enforcement people in that area. Example: when a deputy sheriff from Montgomery County pursues a car driven by a suspected bank robber into Baltimore County (in which he normally has no power to enforce the law), the doctrine of fresh pursuit allows him/her to make the arrest. It is also called hot pursuit.

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And he darted on beside his friend, who had already begun a fresh pursuit.
The doctor suggests that Edgar go somewhere as different from his former life as possible and take up fresh pursuits. Edgar ends up on the Gulf Coast of Florida on the tiny island of Duma Key.
To speak with Victoria is instantly to know that she and husband Richard just love everything about those fresh pursuits, and about life in general -- a delightful, if unexpected, attitude from people who lost everything, down to their very names, just three years ago.