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CCPD considers squad car options

December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh and the city’s Board of Works weighed their options on both new and old squad cars at last week’s meeting.

For the three new squad cars that will be purchased early next year, Longenbaugh offered a money-saving option for the next purchase of Dodge Chargers — a six-cylinder engine instead of a V8.

“V6 engines get better gas mileage, are cheaper cars and we really don’t lose that much — especially for driving in town,” Longenbaugh said.

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