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Sheriff's department to get eight new cruisers

Henderson County sheriff's deputies are getting new squad cars.


The Board of Commissioners on Monday authorized the low bid for the cars, which went to a Hendersonville dealer. Egolf Motors will sell eight 2013 black Dodge Chargers to the sheriff's department for $179,424.
Egolf of Hendersonville underbid sister dealership Egolf of Brevard by $1 to win the contract at $22,428 each. Ilderton Dodge of High Point, which had won several bids in the past, offered the cruisers for $23,034. The county budgeted $23,110 each for the cruisers.
The squad cars come with a full police package, including 8-cylinder, 370-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi engines (16 mpg city, 25 highway), spotlights, driver override of rear door locks and heavy-duty cooling system.