State Troopers Escort Cars On 100 Mph Ride
The attorney general for New Jersey suspended two state troopers without pay for allegedly escorting a group of vehicles on a high speed road trip down the Garden State Parkway. Alarmed motorists allegedly saw the group of high-performance luxury cars traveling in excess of 100 mph.
Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry and Trooper Joseph Ventrella were suspended on Monday. The former has been an officer for 25 years, while the latter has been a trooper for 6 years.
Attorney General Jeffrey S Chiesa, said, “We are thoroughly investigating this incident, and those responsible will face serious discipline.” The alleged incident occurred on March 30, according to witnesses who emailed the state Turnpike Authority to report the incident. One police car was escorting the vehicles in the front and one from behind.
With their license plates allegedly taped over to hide their identity, the cars raced by at speeds near 100 mph, according to one witness who pulled over when they saw flashing lights speeding up to them. Another witness allegedly reported the convoy weaving in and out of traffic at high speed.
Governor Chris Christie said it “was a dumb thing to do” and he was confident the Attorney General would investigate the matter.