Two New Jersey State Police officers who escorted a high-speed caravan of luxury cars, including one driven by former New York Giants star Brandon Jacobs, to Atlantic City will likely be charged criminally Friday, the attorney for one of the officers said.
New Jersey Police are investigating a number of officers over a high-speed escort down the Garden State Parkway to Atlantic City given to supercar owners last month.
Sgt. 1st Class Nassir Nassry, a 25-year-veteran of the State Police, and Trooper Joseph Ventrella, 28, were suspended in April without pay after the March incident. Nassry allegedly ordered Ventrella to help with the caravan.
"He knows this was not a smart move," said Charles Sciarra, Nassry's attorney. "He knows there were safety issues with regard to this and we don't debate that."
The escort down the Garden State Parkway at speeds believed at times to be in excess of 100 mph made national headlines after one motorist who was passed by the Lamborghinis, Porsches and other expensive, exotic cars described it as "Death Race 2012." Read more;