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This story is amazing... and on more than one level. First of all, I am from Bailey Colorado and very proud of our Sheriff - Fred Wegener... particularly for how he (along with our other local law enforcement folk) handled the recent hostage/ shooting situation here in Bailey.

Today, Sheriff Wegener was involved in a high speed chase with some nut on a motorcycle. Sheriff Wegener was in pursuit in his new Dodge Charger squad car and hitting speeds over 140 mph! I saw this car last week and it looks pure mean!

According to local news sources, the motorcyle was earlier involved in a hit and run. The guy was spotted in Bailey by sheriff deputies and fled. Sheriff Wegener set up a road-block a couple of miles south of town near Platte Canyon High School.

As the aforementioned nut approached the road block, he hit Sheriff Wegener while manning the road block injuring the Sheriff in the leg. Sheriff Wegener hopped into his Charger and took off after him.

Unless the Park County Sheriff department has another Charger, all of our other squad cars are Durangos since we are in the mountains. Not sure if this idiot was counting on this or not but he sure figured wrong. Sheriff Wegener caught him and bumped him off the road successfully ending the chase, unbelievably, with no fatalities.

In an interview on the local news, Sheriff Wegener learned that the whole deal started because the nut did not have a license. I wonder if Sheriff Wegener approached the mentally challenged desperado with "Boy, you're in a heap a' trouble!"

Story on local CBS news channel with video including the Sheriff and his charger: http://www.cbs4denver.com/video/[email protected]

Go Park County Sheriff's department! Go Dodge Charger!
 

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Sorry bud but I think that his car is a genuine police package car rather than a converted RT. It looks like a V6 SXT in appearance with the V6 rims, column shift and all but I am pretty sure it has the hemi.

It is basically an unmarked version of this:

Charger Police Package Burnout


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Nice story! :tup: Many of the Charger police package cars are Hemi-powered. It depends on the agency that ordered them. There's one out here in Sugar Land that is Hemi-powered....
 

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Oklahoma has v6 and Hemi chargers. Tulsa PD has fully unmarked hemi chargers with civilian plates. No extra antennas or anything. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chargers look like something out of mad max with big bull bars and extra front lights.

Of course we also got new police bikes:
 

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sgrizzle said:
Oklahoma has v6 and Hemi chargers. Tulsa PD has fully unmarked hemi chargers with civilian plates. No extra antennas or anything. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chargers look like something out of mad max with big bull bars and extra front lights.

Of course we also got new police bikes:
good lord a busa lol not getting away :D
 

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tlr1922 said:
We have 5 Hemi Police Chargers and just ordered 5 more 07's.
Cool pic! :tup: I ain't speeding through Bryan anytime soon. lol
 

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Just verified today that the car in the story above was a hemi... also that the Park County Sheriff's dept. does have another Charger. This one is also a hemi and it is marked and looks very similar to the Chargers from Bryan, TX above.

I thought that the story I posted was also interesting because it was the first high speed pursuit involving a Charger that I had heard of and it was right here at home. I don't think any of their Durangos or the State Patrol crown vics would have caught this nut.
 

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Sorry bud but I think that his car is a genuine police package car rather than a converted RT. It looks like a V6 SXT in appearance with the V6 rims, column shift and all but I am pretty sure it has the hemi.

It is basically an unmarked version of this:

Charger Police Package Burnout


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that's what happens with a 4200 lb car. a 4 cylinder can smoke the tires. lol
 

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If the Charger tops out at 140... the guy on the bike wasn't doing something right.
 

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milotalon said:
Just verified today that the car in the story above was a hemi... also that the Park County Sheriff's dept. does have another Charger. This one is also a hemi and it is marked and looks very similar to the Chargers from Bryan, TX above.

I thought that the story I posted was also interesting because it was the first high speed pursuit involving a Charger that I had heard of and it was right here at home. I don't think any of their Durangos or the State Patrol crown vics would have caught this nut.

I guess if the kid would have gotten killed for evading police for no drivers license, it would be no big deal huh ? In New York, the Police do not endanger the lives of other motorists to get their rocks off. :WHT:
 

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I guess if the kid would have gotten killed for evading police for no drivers license, it would be no big deal huh ? In New York, the Police do not endanger the lives of other motorists to get their rocks off. :WHT:
Nice.

Neither do the police in Colorado. Try to remember the guy took off before anyone was chasing him. and AFTER he had already hit another person and then continued AGAIN to HIT another person.

Yeah, let's let him get away scot-free so he doesn't hit a third person?
 

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our sheriffs dept has 1 new Dodge Charger patrol car, with the HEMI, push bar, black wheels with chrome center cap and the car is white in color, its super nice!!!!, the rest of our cars are crown vics, but after driveing the chargers, maybe, just maybe, they'll change to a whole fleet of Dodge Chargers, lol. that would be awesome.
 

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Up here they're not supposed to chase bikes either...
I understand the argument but this guy was obviously a threat to human safety. It wasn't just a speeding ticket. They also were likely not running into heavy urban areas or crowded freeways either.
 

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Nice.

Neither do the police in Colorado. Try to remember the guy took off before anyone was chasing him. and AFTER he had already hit another person and then continued AGAIN to HIT another person.

Yeah, let's let him get away scot-free so he doesn't hit a third person?

why not just shoot him in the back. chase over. what the heck, dpends on the circumstances I guess. they also need to justify why they need a 4200+ lb brick.

this is a chase car lol

 

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We don't encourage vehicular chases, but after all these years in this business, I have found that most of the people that complain about police chases will be the first ones screaming that the police didn't do anything when they have been struck by a hit and run driver and the cop didn't chase him down. There are times when you just have to stand up and do what needs to be done, and no, I don't get my rocks off when I get involved in a chase. The last two chases that occurred around here ended with the drivers getting shot, but not in the back!
 
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