- Credit: FOX DC 5

Watch: Two cops total their cars after a light hearted drag race goes wrong

No broken bones, but possibly a few broken egos.

5w ago

Usually, police crack down on illegal street racing due to the dangers of losing control at high speed, however this time, it's the police themselves that have been busted in a drag race. In Washington DC late April, two MPD officers were 'conducting' a light hearted drag race on a residential street, when not only their egos, but their careers went terribly wrong.

From a report by FOX 5 News from Washington, DC, the two Ford Taurus based Interceptor police cars crashed after one lost control, mounted a kerb in front of the second police car and ran sideways into a residential fence. The second car then smashed into the first police car, before coming to a stop.

No injuries were reported, but all four officers were taken to the hospital for assessment. The officers in question were all recently employed by the MPD, and the race did not surpass 60 miles per hour - which for a residential street is still dangerously fast.

The officers' commander had this to say: "Yesterday two 6D scout cars were totaled because officers decided instead of fighting crime, patrolling their beats, or engaging the community - they decided to drag race each other on Anacostia Avenue at 5 pm in the evening."

No news has become available of the future of these officers, however they have since been taken off patrol duty.

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Comments (7)

  • Tax payers on the hook. I hope they got fired. Street racing in any form by anyone is never good. Take it to the track!!!! Even the Police visit track days in their cruisers with department approval and involvement. That does happen. That's not a negative issue. It's positive as it shows cops are people too. Dragging a patrol car is interesting to see. Tracking one is too. They show off the capabilities, sometimes, this way. Get the public involved, in a positive way, with police. That's a good thing. Crashing because of a street race is the kettle dying on the fire while the pot burns. (huh huh, I said pot burns, huh huh). Public can't do it neither should police.

      1 month ago
  • Hope they’re fired. Damn hypocrites. You can’t enforce something if you don’t lead by example. They’re a disgrace.

      1 month ago
  • If they were smart they would have just radioed in “suspicious male with unidentifiable object in hand, we are in pursuit”. That way they could say, “sarge, we were hot on his trail because he was running, and unfortunately one of the squad cars lost control”

    BAM! Instant heroes with paid admin leave.

      1 month ago
  • Do as we say, not as we do. Also they should release the dash cam footage.

      1 month ago