That is not what the Supreme Court ruled. This is from the 8-1 deciding opinion:The Supreme Court in April of this year basically allowed police officers to neutralize speeders who may be running from the law by running them off the road or upsetting their vehicle so that they will crash, even if they already know the license number of the vehicle and the only apparent danger to the public is speeding.
They clearly limited the option of running someone off the road to situations where the the suspect is putting the public at risk.We are loath to lay down a rule requiring the police to allow fleeing suspects to get away whenever they drive so recklessly that they put other people's lives in danger. It is obvious the perverse incentives such a rule would create: Every fleeing motorist would know that escape is within his grasp, if only he accelerates to 90 miles per hour, crosses the double-yellow line a few times, and runs a few red lights. The Constitution assuredly does not impose this invitation to impunity-earned-by-recklessness. Instead, we lay down a more sensible rule: A police officer's attempt to terminate a dangerous high-speed car chase that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders does not violate the Fourth Amendment, even when it places the fleeing motorist at risk of serious injury or death.