Posted Jan 24th 2013 2:15PM
The Calgary Police have an interesting case on their hands after this dash-cam video surfaced of two police cruisers allegedly street racing at a traffic light in a blatant attempt to beat one another to the nearby Tim Hortons - how cliché.
Although it seems neither Ford Crown Victoria breaks the speed limit by much in the process, the fact that the officers appear to be street racing is enough to cause an internal investigation. At the moment, there is no clear indication of an incident taking place at said Tim Hortons other than an order of fresh donuts coming out of the oven.
Seeing two police cruisers engaging in the kind of activity they would likely pull someone over for is a tough pill to swallow, and we are thankful that someone was able to catch this on video. Law Enforcement at all levels has been cracking down on street racing for years, and although racing on a highway will only net you 6 demerit points in Alberta, Canadian federal laws on street racing still apply. In the real world, these officers could potentially have their vehicles impounded for 7 days, and could face as much as a lifetime driving ban if this was a repeat offence.
Click past the jump to see the full video and judge for yourself.
EDIT: The video poster has stated that they have been contacted by Calgary Police Services to supply more details about the video. Officers involved have stepped forward and identified themselves.
|Suspension without pay||369 (34.7%)|
|Suspension with pay||23 (2.2%)|
|Drivers licence suspension, vehicle seizure||208 (19.5%)|
|Nothing, not a big deal||220 (20.7%)|
|Banned from Tim Horton's for 1 year||244 (22.9%)|