The Blount County Sheriff’s Department in eastern Tennessee has a unique vehicle to help in its fight on crime; a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. Dubbed the ‘bug-erceptor’, the car was seized by the sheriff’s department as part of a Tennessee DUI case.
The Assistant Chief Deputy spent about $2,000 of his own money transforming the vehicle. It has all the required equipment for a police vehicle, including sirens, radio, fingerprint kit and traffic cones. All of the official sheriff’s department decals were scaled down and fabricated by the same company that produces the markings for the full size cruisers. A 1960’s-vintage red bubble light on the roof finishes the look.
The 1600-cc engine only yields a top speed of about 70 miles per hour, leading to a humbling experience when motorists are pulled over.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Tennessee you will need to hire a Tennessee DUI attorney.