The clip was recorded by a chasing car and shows the Aventador and the Dodge Charger patrol car lining up on an empty stretch of the highway. The two drivers then mash their throttles and accelerate away. Unsurprisingly, the Lamborghini soon pulls out a sizable lead over the Charger.
Speaking to NBC2, who picked up the footage after it first surfaced on social media, the Florida Highway Patrol refused to state exactly where the incident happened, but confirmed that they’re investigating the case.
“The Florida Highway Patrol has opened an immediate investigation regarding this incident. The trooper in question will be held accountable upon any finding of misconduct,” Lt. Thomas Pikul from the FHP confirmed.
It goes without saying that drag racing on public roads is never a good idea. Seeing a police officer engaging in such behavior is even worse. Perhaps he/she just got caught up in the moment and wanted to see how his patrol car would do against one of the finest Italian supercars on the market. Not that it’s an excuse – not even close.