07/10/2007

N.M. police equip squad cars with 4-ft. raised warning lights

By Christopher Sanchez 
Albuquerque Tribune
 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department is equipping some of its vehicles with emergency lights that rise about 4 feet above the unit's roof, warning drivers of freeway collisions.

Police Chief Ray Schultz said 10 service aide vehicles will be equipped with the Z-lift light bars, which cost about $4,000 each.

The Z-lift comes a little more than a week after a large truck struck a police vehicle, slamming the patrol car into Officer Jeff Abernathy as he cited a driver on I-40 near Sixth Street Northwest.

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