Watch: Two cops total their cars after a light hearted drag race goes wrong
No broken bones, but possibly a few broken egos.
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.