Just like in high school, when another kid gets a new car, there's gonna be talk about whose car is faster. So according to reports, a Caledonia officer and a Houston County deputy lined up on a local airport runway to pit the county's Dodge Charger against the city's new Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor. We imagine there were roaring engines, squealing tires and clouds of taxpayer-financed smoke.
Did we mention the two lawmen were on duty? Well, because of that, the Caledonia officer piloting the Ford won a free month of suspension. The Dodge-driving deputy got away without so much as a warning. Perhaps that was winner's award. Neither side is saying, though, who won or what speeds were attained.
A former Caledonia commissioner reportedly ratted out the street-racing officers and later alleged there is a "culture of, quite frankly, bad behavior" at the sheriff's department.
In his deputy's defense, Houston County Cheif Deputy Scott Yeiter says the incident was "an employee coaching session."