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Paintsville police given new golf cart

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Paintsville police got a new vehicle Thursday, but it is not a car.

Police say Paintsville Golf Course gave them a golf cart when the course got new ones, and Oz Motor Sports decked it out with lights, sirens, handcuff bars and radios all free of charge.

Police say they plan to use the cart to patrol during festivals and to patrol some city neighborhoods.

"They may use it for patrolling during the evenings or something in the residential areas because it's quiet and a lot easier on gas than the big cruisers," said Paintsville Police Chief Steve Sluss.

Police say they will be using it for the first time at the Hillbilly Arm Drop Drag Races starting Friday.

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