Two New Jersey State Police officers who escorted back in April a high-speed caravan of luxury cars will likely be charged criminally Friday, NBC New York reports citing a source familiar with the investigation.
Witnesses complained that speeding Lambos, Ferraris and other high-priced cars were flying, swerving and weaving in and out of traffic with police escorts.
In a statement, the New Jersey Attorney General told reporters “We will not tolerate any conduct by a member of the State Police that puts the public in jeopardy, as this unauthorized caravan had the potential to do.”
Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the race was “a dumb thing to do,” and said the one consolation is that no one got hurt.
It appears that the supercar run was organised by former New York Giants star Brandon Jacobs.
One witness, Wayne Gantt, dubbed the escort “Death Race 2012.”
“I had the great pleasure today of nearly being killed by, not one, but two, Lamborghinis traveling in excess of 110 mph in a (New Jersey State Police) escorted ‘caravan’ of approximately 30 exotic vehicles all traveling well over 100 mph,” Gantt wrote in an e-mail complaint to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which oversees the Parkway.
A video of reportedly similar activity in 2010 was obtained by nj.com, and police say they are investigating that race as well.