Replacing police cars with golf carts

May 26, 2008 4:47:09 AM PDT
One Ohio county is saving gas by taking up golf or at least, golf carts.

Sheriff's deputies have parked their gas-guzzling cruisers in the small town of Bremen and replaced them with golf carts.

Fairfield County Sheriff's Sergeant Forrest Cassel says the carts do more than save money on gas.

He notes the carts are open and encourage interaction between the public and deputies.

He adds that people wave as deputies drive past in their golf carts.