D.A.R.E. Police Car Drives Off with Car Show Prize

BY BILL DEMAREST

Joe Hunt, left, and Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn with the Suffern P.D.'s D.A.R.E. car.
Joe Hunt, left, and Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn with the Suffern P.D.’s D.A.R.E. car.

SUFFERN – A classic Corvette confiscated by police and used in the D.A.R.E. anti-drug education program continues to prove to be a real winner.

Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborne said the hot rod won the “Best Paint Job” at the Suffern Fire Department third annual Car & Truck Show on Sunday.

The police department’s car is a 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette which was seized as the result of an arrest in the 1990s. The vehicle was custom painted by Frank’s Auto Body and lettered by Fine Line Signs to be part of Suffern’s D.A.R.E. program, which teaches local school children how to cope with drug and alcohol issues and focuses on the importance of making good choices when confronted with drugs and alcohol.

The vehicle is maintained by Suffern DPW Supervisor Joe Hunt and was detailed by Sarah Hunt prior to the show.

“We would like to thank the Suffern Fire Department for all that they do for our community,” Osborne said.

Suffern, like all of Rockland County, is protected by a fire department that is comprised 100 percent of volunteer firefighters.

Republished, Nyack Free Press