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Trooper stops antique 'Dukes of Hazzard' cruiser

The trooper warned the driver for operating a vehicle improperly equipped with emergency lights and a police siren

By Nok-Noi Ricker
Bangor Daily News

BRADLEY, Maine — A real 1978 cop car, decked out to look like the one used by Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard," was stopped last week for having illegally attached lights and sirens.

"It looks just like a police car — granted, an older police car," Maine State Police Trooper Michael Johnston said Wednesday of the 34-year-old Dodge Monaco. "It's equipped with full police lights — a working blue-red light bar, [and] it had a police siren."

It is illegal to have emergency police lights or a mounted police siren on a private vehicle, the trooper said.

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