• Video
  • 5


Two New Jersey state troopers have been suspended and more are under investigation after they allegedly led a high-speed procession of luxury cars down the Garden State Parkway last month.

Frightened motorists reported that at least 30 high-performance cars, including Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris, were barreling down the highway at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, on March 30.

Instead of collaring the speedsters, officials say the troopers were escorting the caravan with lights flashing and sirens on – quite the reversal of a normal police chase.

The high-performance luxury cars, which had strips of tape over their license plates, weaved in and out of regular traffic and created life-threatening hazards to those unaware of the high-speed developments, according to witnesses, as they made their way to Atlantic City.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. first reported the story.

A State Police spokesperson told the newspaper that such escorts are only allowed "on rare occasions" for events such as high-profile funerals.

"The state is very lucky no one was killed today," wrote witness Wayne Gantt in a letter to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was part of the procession, his agent told the newspaper. Jacobs often drives with the Driving Force Club, a group of racing fanatics based in New York City.

Hours after The Star-Ledger first reported the unauthorized caravan, a profanity-laced video emerged (see above) of a similar incident in June 2010, where luxury sports cars were being escorted down the Garden State Parkway by state troopers.

In the 2010 incident, video posted from a rally described the caravan as a charity event and, according to the newspaper, suggested "the state police were officially involved in the caravan."


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 5 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      I didn't see a lot of weaving, just a ton of launches; meaning a lot of rapid acceleration. Still dangerous but not as much as these people say. Pretty nice cars too. I'd say the only vehicle that was causing problems was the Evo VIII, the vehicle we were on board with.
      Jess and Lil
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think that a large percentage of law enforcement today is totally out of control.Just read the papers or watch the news. It's really sad.
        dave and mary
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jess and Lil
        No - the problem is you read the media too much. A VERY large majority are good honest cops. Stop sensationalizing.
      vlady1000
      • 3 Years Ago
      The most dangerous ones where the idiots with the video camera in a vechicle that is not equipped to go or stop as needed (not to mention idots at the wheel). We do that all the time at the track (road course) during the break, Not suppose to go fast so they have a pace car leading, we just slow down, creating a gap, and then get on it for a couple corners and slow down again. The management hates it, but we do it....of course not on the street. There is a place and time for everything!!!
      candy8teen
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL the people in the nice cars where pissed off for a ford escort was able to keep up. they are all fools but given the chance i would have done the same thing. I vote for more cops like this.
    Advertisement
    2015 Ford Mustang
    MSRP: $23,800 - $46,170
    2015 Toyota Highlander
    MSRP: $29,665 - $44,040
    2015 Jeep Cherokee
    MSRP: $23,095 - $30,895
    2015 Subaru Forester
    MSRP: $22,195 - $33,095
    2015 Honda Accord
    MSRP: $22,105 - $33,630
    Advertisement