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Breaking: Second Dodge Journey Found, Winner Declines Contest Prize

By Jason Davis | September 21, 2011
The second hidden Dodge Journey in the automaker's new ad campaign has been found, but we've just learned that the winner, Brad Neidy, Troop Commander for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, has declined the prize. Some followers of the contest on Youtube and Facebook have alleged that Neidy may have had prior information concerning the location of the vehicle if the Highway Patrol coordinated road closures for filming. Oklahoma Highway Patrol communication officer Brad Siemens had no comment on the issue and said that Neidy was not available. We spoke to Eileen Wunderlich, Marketing Communications Manager for Chrysler, who said the following:
"The Midwest Dodge Journey winner has declined the prize. Dodge is reviewing program rules and will provide updates soon."

Source: Chrysler, Oklahoma Highway Patrol

  • 2012 Dodge Journey Exterior
  • Second Dodge Journey Winner Brad Neidy Declines Prize
 
16 comments
mike mullins
mike mullins

Cheating or taking advantage to make personal gain is just part of the human condition. Corruption is part of our daily lives, from the highest officials down to the dirt floor poor. All this aside, the police officer is probably better off not claiming the car because of the tax liability. He would be further ahead to find a repo deal. It would be a fantastic prize if and only if the contest sponsors were responsible for all the taxes, otherwise it's nothing more than a big advertising campaign. Just another part of our wonderful system!

BILL GATES
BILL GATES

Slick, your incoherent ramblings do not do much to support your argument. If you want to make a strong point, turn your spell checker on and go back to school to get some grammar & spelling lessons. I even question why I am responding to your bumbling, nonsensical and incongruous statements. You probably assume that all police are corrupt because of the poor choices you made and got caught. "No, sir, that's not my dime bag", or "I'm not high" or any other stupid lies you have spit out of you dazed and confused head. I spent 7 years as a police officer, and I can say that yes, there are some bad cops out there. But aren't there honest and dishonest pot smokers ,too?

number1
number1

brad lives in clinton ,oklahoma he was 45min away from where it was found and yes he is a oklahoma state trooper.

Red Fred
Red Fred

Wow,what a comment. One would never suspect by your highly intelligent writing on this subject that you smoke pot. Really from such an intelligent thought as "running our country 30 billion dollars in debut" ? What??? Nice numbers not everyone can make up. And "debut"? What??? Pot smokers don't harm anyone? Really,have you seen Mexico lately and the MASS GRAVES showing up? Smoke and you contribute to murders by the thousands. So, did this officer do something illegal or improper to get the car? Maybe,but at least it looks like the mid-west may get another shot at the car. And even this bad press will give Dodge more advertising on their cars! So it looks like a win win for a lot of people here! People in the mid-west keep on eye on the Dodge Channel for more updates!

Jeep Rules
Jeep Rules

Agreed. If his finding of the prize was beyond reproach, he would have kept it. His declining of the Journey speaks not to his innocence, but to his guilt.

Jason Davis
Jason Davis

That's not exactly what I was going for, slick will, but thanks for the comment. Remember, "cum hoc, ergo propter hoc." The two events appear related, and they may well be. At the moment, we don't know and it isn't enough to say so.

slick will
slick will

hey mike if he did do the contest by the proper rules he wouldve keept it. wouldnt u? u only do crap like from being caught and ashamed by the media. he catches criminals all day so he knows how to think like one cause they r trained to catch things that we dont think that they r seeing when their basically can watch u take the browns to the super bowl. THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE OPEN UR MIND AND CLOSE OUR MOUTH AND WATCH AND LISTEN REAL CLOSE U WILL START SEEING IT.

slick will
slick will

well get used to it if they r part of the law inforcment they can and they will do wat they want and arrest the ones that they call criminals when all we do is smoke blunts while they run red lights no turn signals turn their lights and sirens on so they can get in front of the next car shootin up inoccent folks fake being shot claim false reports run our country 30 billion dollars in debut this year so far for just for fighting pot growers. 30 billion dollars could of went to the people that really needed it. like the storm victims in TENN. VA. WV. NC and so forth THE LAW IS THE ONES THAT ARE BREAKING THE BIGGEST LAWS AND THEY RUN FREE WHILE WE GO TO JAIL DOIN 11/29 (1 year) FOR SMOKIN POT AT OUR HOUSE AND WE DONT HARM NO ONE WHEN THIER HARMIN PEOPLE. THE U.S. IS TURNING INTO A COMMUNIST COUNTRY LIKE GERMANY BACK IN THE DAY AND WAT HAPPEND TO THEM?

Jason Davis
Jason Davis

Mike, The observer-from-the-sky rumor is not attributed to us, nor did we write about that specifically. Until Capt. Neidy or his office responds, all we have is speculation and this, from Captain Chris West of the OHP: "I have rcvd ur inquiry & will contact u when I have information that I can release." As for internet whining and baseless rumor spreading, we did our homework prior to posting. In fact, we dug into the rumors and contacted the parties involved for comment. Capt. Neidy was not available, his office had no comment concerning the allegations, and that is when Chrysler released information that Capt. Neidy declined the Journey. Does this mean he was guilty, or that he misused information and assets to cheat? No. But some people feel that he needs to talk. If he does, we'll hear about it.

Mike
Mike

I'm one of the folks who beat around west Oklahoma last Friday and Saturday and given my penchant for being something of a speed limit scofflaw I always keep an eye to the skies for spotter planes and if any were flying anywhere from Weatherford to Elk City, OK. during the contest I never saw them. I'm not saying it isn't possible such assistance couldn't have happened but I'm so sick of conspiracy whining about most everything these days I thought I'd share one legit observation. Since he's declined the prize then chances are Trooper Neidy did nothing outside the rules but chose to take the high ground rather than leave any doubt. A cheater, after all, would have taken the Journey and thought nothing more of it.

20$donuts
20$donuts

na the police would never do something wrong like deny medical treatment in Georgia until swear that's him! The Georgia and Supreme courts ruled thusly so just can't be so.

Jason
Jason

Bill, Thanks for the response. I have spoken to OHP's Public Affairs and am awaiting a response concerning the allegations. Yes, it does smell fishy, but let's not jump to conclusions. If there is an update, I'll post it when it happens.

Bill
Bill

Another rumor I heard is Troop Commander Neidy had OHP aircraft looking for the Dodge Journey, camera vans, and crew. Might be misuse of State property. Something smells fishy.

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