While there has been a lot of criticism surrounding police officers around the U.S. in recent months. However, no matter what side of the fence you are on, two sheriff’s deputies from Dallas County in Texas are under scrutiny for something that is a little different from what we are used to seeing in the news recently. Drag racing!
According to a video of an event held at the Yello Belly Drag Strip in Grand Prairie, Texas, the two deputies decided to take their Dodge Charger Pursuits down the track for a friendly showdown. The video went viral and while the event is legal since it’s at a track and off the streets, the deputy’s involvement was not authorized by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
But while the department is not happy with the decision of its officers, its seems that the reaction from the community has been quite different.
“In the eyes of the public, we saw it as a sign on positivity, based on [what] we have going on in this country,” one participant told the local news station, WFAA. “We don’t think it’ll be right if they got in trouble.”
Currently, there are two variants of the 2020 Dodge Charger Pursuit available. One is the rear-wheel-drive version powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 delivering 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque which is available E-85 flex-fuel capability. The other is the all-wheel-drive model powered by the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 making 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. It is unsure which of the Dodge Charger Pursuit models were ran during the event.