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ISP troopers issued new Chargers

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Indiana State Police Trooper Joe Rutledge poses with his new 2010 Dodge Charger.
TERRE HAUTE -- Recently, the Indiana State Police Department issued new high-performance patrol vehicles in each of the 17 state police districts.

Troopers were issued a 2010 Dodge Charger with a V-8 368 horsepower engine, and automatic transmission.

The Chargers are various colors, including some which are fully marked. The cars are specifically designed to withstand the rigors of police work and are equipped with interior emergency lighting, multi-directional radar and an electronic ticketing system.

The vehicles are part of the ongoing effort by ISP to reduce the number and severity of crashes on high risk roadways throughout the state, which is hoped to be accomplished through public education and strict traffic enforcement.

ISP has identified several primary causation factors related to motor vehicle crashes, including speeding, operating while intoxicated, disregarding a traffic control device, improper passing, following too closely, unsafe lane movement, and failure to yield.

The issued Chargers will support the state police mission of reducing such driving behavior, along with the ISP high-performance Ford Mustangs and Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Trooper Joe Rutledge completed training unique to operating a high-performance vehicle and was issued the Charger to patrol the Terre Haute District, which is composed of Parke, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay and Sullivan counties.

Rutledge is an eight-year veteran.


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Joe's a good man. I worked with him at Hamilton Center...

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sun, Jun 6, 2010, at 9:20 PM

Hope he wasnt a patient. LOL

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Sun, Jun 6, 2010, at 10:31 PM

JUST HAVE THEM WATCH THE 59 AND 42 INTERSECTION.

MOST VEHICLES GOING NORTH OR SOUTH DO NOT STOP

AT THE INTERSECTION.

-- Posted by pickle61 on Mon, Jun 7, 2010, at 7:53 PM


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