CALEDONIA, Minn. - Members of the Houston County Board are asking why a sheriff's deputy was not disciplined for drag racing his squad car while on the job.
The Winona Daily News reports Saturday that the deputy raced his Dodge Charger down a runway at the Houston County Municipal Airport in Caledonia on July 12. A Caledonia police officer was racing with him in a new Crown Victoria cruiser.
The Caledonia officer was suspended for a month when superiors learned what happened. Board members in the southeastern Minnesota county say there should have been consequences for the deputy too.
Sheriff Doug Ely declined to name the deputy to the newspaper or explain why he wasn't formally disciplined. Commissioner Jack Miller says he learned what happened from citizens, not the Sheriff's Department.
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