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Chattanooga, TV -- Two Chattanooga cops were caught on video over the weekend in an apparent drag race -- in their patrol cars.

According to the Chattanooga police department, an internal investigation is being conducted after the two patrol cars were caught in the act by a vigilant citizen.

WRCB TV reports:

A viewer shared the video with Channel 3. It shows the two cruisers lining up next to each other, then taking off. The viewer says in the video, "Look at these two cops. It looks like they're going to try to drag race each other, down the road here." After they take off, the viewer exclaims, "There they go! Tax dollars going to the good folks!"

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It's apparent from the video that these two officers were clearly abusing their privileges of driving taxpayer funded vehicles in the most disrespectful of ways.

What would have happened if these officers would have struck another vehicle, or perhaps killed someone? One thing is certain, however, and that is the fact that had this citizen not pulled out his camera, these officers would have likely gotten away with this and done it again, putting more citizens in danger.

On Monday, the Chattanooga police department issued the following statement:

"On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the Chattanooga Police Department was made aware of a video and allegations concerning the actions of two police vehicles. 

While there is currently no formal complaint, the department has initiated a fact finding investigation into this video and the allegations posted to social media. 

At this time there is no validated information in reference to the specific car or officers involved. If anyone has information concerning this video or the social media allegations please contact the Internal Affairs office at (423) 643-6240." 

Below is the short video.