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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kind of a drag: TV crews race -- despite fatal accident

The El Paso Times reports on its Web site, www.elpasotimes.com: "A day after a fatal highway drag racing crash, a pair of local television live trucks were caught on video in their own race at a local drag strip. The El Paso stations, KDBC-TV and KVIA-TV, were at the legal drag racing strip Friday night when a crowd of onlookers apparently convinced a pair of photographers and a part-time anchorman to race.

"Charlie Bernal, a 25-year-old photographer for KDBC, said he was fired Tuesday after his bosses saw the race on the video sharing Web site YouTube. "I knew what I was doing and figured, if someone gets wind of this, I'm in a world of crap,' he said." Here's the video:

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