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NJ State Police, Attorney General Investigate Trooper Escort of Exotic Car Ride to Atlantic City

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New Jersey's attorney general and state police are
investigating allegations that members of the department used police
vehicles to escort more than two dozen exotic cars down the Garden State
Parkway to Atlantic City last month.







The complaints, leveled by
private citizens and relatives of former state police officers, allege
that a group of luxury cars, including Porsches and Ferraris with
taped-up license plates, raced down the parkway with two police escorts
-- which had flashing emergency lights on -- leading and trailing the
convoy.







NBC New York has learned
that the 47-year-old sergeant involved has been suspended without pay
for his alleged role in the race. His lawyer says his client, who has
been a trooper for 25 years, is cooperating with the investigation and
didn't do anything seriously wrong.







Another 28-year-old trooper
has been suspended without pay, and the Totowa station commander has
been transferred "until any potential involvement on his part has been
determined," said the attorney general's office.







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.

In complaints obtained by The Star-Ledger, witnesses say they observed cars going more than an estimated 100 mph, following the lead police car.









"I noticed that many cars
were struggling to get out of their way safely," wrote John Kennedy of
Madison, whose complaint, along with that of another witness, was sent
to the Turnpike Authority on March 30 and April 1.







The sergeant's lawyer,
Charles Sciarra, said the race was done at the request of Giants star
Brandon Jacobs, who has known the sergeant for years and was among those
driving in the caravan. Jacobs' agent confirmed that Jacobs was part
of a ride to Atlantic City.







A state police source told
NBC New York that the drive was not authorized by anyone other than the
sergeant involved, who was in the lead car.







The source said complaints
have come from both the family of a retired trooper and the family of
an active trooper, who said regular motorists were put in danger during
the drive.







A video of reportedly similar activity in 2010 was obtained by nj.com, and police say they are investigating that race as well.


Added: Apr-24-2012 Occurred On: Mar-17-2012
By: wet501
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Tags: exotic, car, race, public raods, police escort, douchebags, giants players,
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States (load item map)
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    • @Omega47 Actually we would prefer that they follow the same laws as everyone else.

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  • Escorting a ton of coke.

    that's a ton of coca-cola for chris christie.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d96_1333814687

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  • Obviously the cops were bribed. While else would they risk their jobs like this. Its the same old story. Money talks and bullshit walks. The rich own this country and can do as they please anytime they want.

    And why do these investigations always take what seems like an eternity? Is it really that hard to figure out what happened? An investigation like this shouldn't take more than maybe a week or two. We'll find out the whole story sometime in 2016 I'm guessing.

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  • Where's Gov big mouth on this.He's uncharacteristically quiet.Could it be that those assholes in that caravan are rich Christie supporters.He's also silent about the fact NJ lost 9000 jobs last month.

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  • A race on the road in the US??? Did they go faster than 55?? Wow. Must have been something...

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  • POLICE can do no wrong, anyone seeing something they shouldn't have. Will be found & shot dead!

    Whilst other cops shout 'stop resisting' blah blah


    Please respond with;

    You make me laugh

    You hurt my feelings

    You a deranged

    You are weirdo USA hater

    You are freak but amusing

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