Yancey Sheriff's Office Gets Notable Car
A new car with some notoriety is being added to the Yancey County Sheriff's fleet.
The Chevy Caprice came from a dealer in Greensboro, who says NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon once sat behind the wheel. The ride served as Gordon's taxi-cab getaway car in a Pepsi commercial. It came to the Sheriff's office a little dirty, and in need of a fresh coat of paint.
"It's money that we get from drug dealers, often they don't get hit just with jail time they also get hit in the pocket book which helps us on drug interdiction, and those were the monies we used to purchase the car. It's also very neat that we have a car that was driven by Jeff Gordon in a commercial and we're glad to have it," says Yancey County Sheriff, Gary Banks.
Sheriff Banks says seizures of drug money also help pay for workbooks for D.A.R.E. programs, which promote drug-free local schools.