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Here's some pics of a Challenger used in the Richland County (SC) Sheriff's Department's D.A.R.E program.

The attached article tells the story of how it came to be and what it's all about.

This sheriff's department has been using Challengers for several years in their patrol fleet but recently replaced them with Camaros. :crying:

I'm not a fan of the doors or fender flares, but it should surely attract the attention of kids.

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Richland County's DARE car turns heads -- with good reason - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

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My guess it was a drug repo car out into the dept. good for them


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Tax dollars hard at work
I guess you didn't read the article in which was stated...

"The car was an old spare vehicle deputies would drive while their cars were being serviced. It has about 85,000 miles on it and up until June of this year was black and silver.

The upgrades -- rims, sounds system, Lamborghini doors, and lights in the undercarriage and wheel well -- were paid for with donated money and services as well as some confiscated funds."

Besides that, what's wrong with spending tax dollars to educate kids to help keep them off drugs?
 

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I remember the drug awareness crap in grade school in the late sixties and they still haven’t won the “war” on drugs.
Fifty whole years later, very very sad. Drug awareness is an industry, a way to get tax money and pay people to hype it up while thousands still get hooked and die. Fancy cars do ZERO in preventing anything.
Paying close attention to your kids is more effective.
 

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Narcan given to OD ers so they do it again tax payers cost; EpiPen to save a childs life $300 to $630 paid for by the individual
hell Alcohol caused more deaths to innocent lives than opioid's and both approved by our government,
I stand by what I said "Taxes dollars hard at work" and putting our officers and some of my kids in harms way.
Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy").
Marijuana class 1 narcotic should be removed from that list sold like alcohol and taxed the hell out of in all 50 states, instead of a few plus DC

Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths: In 2016, 550 deaths occurred in South Carolina from a drug overdose with prescription opioid drugs listed on the death certificate, up 7% from 512 in 2015 and up 18% from 464 in 2014.
Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths: South Carolina county level death data from 2015 and 2016 broken down by heroin and prescription opioids is available here. The data from 2014 and 2015 is available here.
Heroin Overdose Deaths: Fatal overdoses involving heroin increased by 14% from 2015 to 2016. By comparison, fatal overdoses involving heroin increased by 67% from 2014 to 2015.
Opioid Overdose Deaths Surpass Homicides: In 2015, the number of deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses in South Carolina surpassed the number of homicides.
Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths by County of Occurrence, 2015: The map for 2015 is available here.
 
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Narcan given to OD ers so they do it again tax payers cost; EpiPen to save a childs life $300 to $630 paid for by the individual
hell Alcohol caused more deaths to innocent lives than opioid's and both approved by our government,
I stand by what I said "Taxes dollars hard at work" and putting our officers and some of my kids in harms way.
Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine ("Ecstasy").
Marijuana class 1 narcotic should be removed from that list sold like alcohol and taxed the hell out of in all 50 states, instead of a few plus DC

Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths: In 2016, 550 deaths occurred in South Carolina from a drug overdose with prescription opioid drugs listed on the death certificate, up 7% from 512 in 2015 and up 18% from 464 in 2014.
Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths: South Carolina county level death data from 2015 and 2016 broken down by heroin and prescription opioids is available here. The data from 2014 and 2015 is available here.
Heroin Overdose Deaths: Fatal overdoses involving heroin increased by 14% from 2015 to 2016. By comparison, fatal overdoses involving heroin increased by 67% from 2014 to 2015.
Opioid Overdose Deaths Surpass Homicides: In 2015, the number of deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses in South Carolina surpassed the number of homicides.
Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths by County of Occurrence, 2015: The map for 2015 is available here.
You are correct, and I agree. The DARE program hasn't been a success but I guess there's plenty of people across the country that still use it, regardless. In that regard, your opinion of "tax dollars at work" would be right on the money.

I posted the pictures just to be posting pictures of an unusual Challenger, not to get all involved in an argument, or discussion, about the merits of a school program.

I can't delete the thread but I'll bow out of the discussion of the DARE program. I come here for fun and knowledge about Challengers.
 

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There is a guy in New Jersey that was given narcan twice in 24 hours, why, because he felt he was safe from dying as somebody has him covered. Eventually his luck will run out and forever be dead. Similar to laws where if you step into the street the traffic is mandated to stop, get a pedestrian who isn’t paying attention and steps out only to be maimed or killed by a driver not paying attention, it doesn’t matter that they were right they are still screwed because they had a false sense of security.
One thing that was pointed out to me and seems to have validity is the VERY popular kids are popular for a reason and that circle of friends get into some bad stuff, I asked my kids (mid 20’s now) about certain kids and was told that those kids often drink and do drugs because they think they are cool. Watch your kids very very closely especially if the appear to be secretive about things. Hopefully by the time my grand kids are of those ages something substantially will have been accomplished for the better.
Now back to the car topics at hand.
 
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