NC Sheriff's Deputy Uses Corvette To Stop Speeders

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. Chevrolet said 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.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Phyllis Stevens said the car didn’t cost the county any money since it was seized from a drug dealer.

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.

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