NC sheriff's deputies have a Corvette to stop speeders, seized from drug dealer
By Associated Press
6:27 AM EDT, July 22, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At least one sheriff's deputy in North Carolina won't have any trouble catching speeders.
Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that the Wake County Sheriff's Department has a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Sheriff Donnie Harrison wouldn't talk about the car this week.
Chevrolet says the car has a top track speed of 198 mph, with a base sticker price of $74,875. Its V8 racing engine generates 505 horsepower.
County manager David Cooke says the car was seized from a drug dealer. Cooke says he didn't have any other details.
Wake County isn't the first to used souped up cars.
Former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege once had a Chevrolet Impala SS with a Corvette engine
Former Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Barker used several Camaro Z28s for traffic enforcement.