To protect and swerve: a drag-racing Aurora cop

Police officers get to drive fast when the sirens are wailing. But they are supposed to slow down once they change out of their uniforms and get into their own personal cars. Aren't they?

On Thursday, 9News reported that both the Aurora Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are investigating Aurora cop Jason Pray who has been accused of street racing and endangering the welfare of two children.

According to the report, the sheriff's office believes Pray, 38, raced his 2007 BMW against 53-year-old Ronald Bennett, in a 2008 Corvette, down Castle Pines Parkway in late March. They were both allegedly driving 81 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Both men crashed their cars. But that's not the best part. The report also says Pray, a six-year veteran of the Aurora PD, had two children under the age of sixteen in the car.

Badges? He don't need no stinkin' badges.

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