Sammy Hagar makes an appearance in Fontana Police Department's lip-sync video. The four-minute clip shows scenes of officers going after speeders and also of them rocking out to Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" song.
"All these years, I still can't drive 55," the former VAN HALEN frontman says as he exits his 1982 Ferrari 512BB, the same he drove in the original 1984 music video. "This time I got away with it! Woooo!"
According to The Mercury News, Hagar — a Fontana native — agreed to be part of the lip-sync challenge after Officer Tim Frydendall reached out to the rocker for use of his 1984 song.
"A Sammy Hagar song is a natural fit for Fontana, but I didn't think we would ever end up with an appearance from Sammy Hagar," Frydendall said.
Frydendall ended up reaching out to Orange County-based event producer John Oakes, who is working with Hagar on the HighTide Beach Party, which is slated to be held in October in Huntington Beach.
"When Tim and I spoke on the phone, I was happy to connect a few dots to support his request. My younger brother works in law enforcement, so this was a fun opportunity to cross our careers," said Oakes.
The video, which was filmed and edited by the Southern California video-production company Attain Media, features more than a dozen officers and staffers participating in the lip-sync challenge.