Friday, May 26, 2006

Subaru Legacy GT Goes On Patrol

If you're driving through Kitsap, WA and you notice a black Subaru Legacy GT following you, keep in mind that it may be the fuzz. That's because today, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office took delivery of a brand-new unmarked Legacy GT patrol car.

The car will generally be used in school zones to combat aggressive drivers. The Sheriff's Office settled on the Legacy because of its highly-regarded safety ratings, standard all-wheel-drive and the performance it affords in that particular region, where the weather plays a factor. (The police-spec sedans from Ford and Dodge are strictly rear-drivers, which don't fare as well in adverse conditions.)

The local public works department outfitted it with all the gear required to make it a functioning police car.

I shudder to think of what it'd be like to have Subie police cars here in Connecticut. The Legacy is such a common sight on the roads here that an unmarked one would effectively be invisible until its too late....

Source, Photo: Subaru via PRNewswire