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Wake sheriff's office has Corvette

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Wake County Sheriff's Office is sporting a new muscle car that won't have any trouble catching speeders.

It's a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a top track speed of 198 mph and a base sticker price of $74,875. Its V8 racing engine generates 505 horsepower.

According to Wake County Manager David Cooke the car was seized from a drug deal. Cook said he didn't have any other details.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said the car was not purchased at an auction as originally reported on ABC11.com.

Wake County isn't the first to use souped up cars.

Former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege had a Chevrolet Impala SS with a Corvette engine.

Former Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Barker used several Camaro Z28s for traffic enforcement.

(Copyright ©2014 ABC11-WTVD-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved - The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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