Ever been frustrated to be stuck in traffic? Ever want to go 100 mph on a road like Route 80 or the the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway? After all, if you have a super car like a Lamborghini or Ferrari that can easily go 140 mph, you want to air the car out one in a while without worry over speeding tickets.

Occasionally, you can, with no fear from the police, as long as you have the help of the right police officers.

Two New Jersey State Police officers who escorted a caravan of luxury cars, in some cases super luxury cars, at high speeds last March to Atlantic City, N.J. were criminally charged Friday and face disciplinary act for their involvement.

"We will not tolerate officers who endanger the public," said state attorney general Jeffrey Chiesa, while announcing the charges at a press conference. "What they did was absolutely wrong."

The caravan was moving through traffic at times in excess of 100 miles an hour with a police escort. Some in the group of drivers, which included former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, according to press reports, had also taped over their license plates.

The caravan, dubbed "Death Race 2012" by some drivers who captured the speeding cars on their phone cameras as they were stuck in traffic as the cars whizzed by, was traced by The Star-Ledger to The Driving Force Cub, an elite New York City-based group that advertises itself as being "for all car fanatics with a spice of racing and adrenaline rush to their hearts."

One of the State Troopers expected to be charged criminally, Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, has said through his attorney that he did not personally benefit from the incident, and supplied a polygraph test to that effect with his plea. He resigned Thursday.

State investigators are continuing the probe since it is hardly imaginable that police providing an unauthorized and improper escort for a group of wealthy luxury car owners to speed from Northern New Jersey to Atlantic City, a journey of 125 miles, without being compensated in some way under the table.

The Star-Ledger published an article about the incident in April, and soon afterward Nassry and a second, junior, state trooper who acted under orders from Nassry, were suspended without pay. That same day, the State Police and state Attorney General's Office said they were launching a second investigation into a similar incident in 2010 that was captured on an amateur video and posted on nj.com, the online home of The Star-Ledger.


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      Damansonfire
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cops are there own worst enemies........a bit more common sense is needed but in the end human at best!
      adamantthe1st21
      • 2 Years Ago
      Most cops have an IQ below the sea level and it's showing everyday.... Fire the useless bipeds.
      stick4013
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Police are one of the most dagerous Gang's in the US. They do anything they want to do. We are the enemy. Also we a guilty until going broke, paying attourneys to prove us innocent. I know this first hand. -Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how much they were "paid" ? Yet another stupid brazen act by America's finest who think their sh*t don't stink! S M H I T D!!
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      We were hit with a $500 insurance increase for my wife's Honda. Both of us have a perfect driving record with no claims ever. Shocked by this increase I went online to get some quotes for her car. The two sites I first visited were actually more expensive than our new rate, but then I found ( http://bit.ly/SaveonInsurance ) I got a quote within minutes and ended up saving over $300 on our car insurance!
      HELLRAISER
      • 2 Years Ago
      Charge 'em, lock 'em up and take away the pensions.
      mkshamhart
      • 2 Years Ago
      At least charge them the fines for speeding.....and notice its in a construction zone?
      randmhunley
      • 2 Years Ago
      another story today is how NEW YORK POLICE PAINTED OVER SOMEONE'S PRIVATE PROPERTY BECAUSE THEY DID NOT LIKE THE MESSAGE ON THE WALL POLICE ARE JUST PEOPLE PEOPLE SCREW UP, BREAK LAWS SO DO COPS BESIDE EVERYTHINGS LEGAL IN JERSEY as long as you dont get caught
      gebill910
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess no one has ever drove the CT/NY Merit Parkway
      coptazlou
      • 2 Years Ago
      they also need to go after the cars drivers to be fair
      TJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not criminal? Then I wonder why they covered their tags? Maybe they did not want to be famous? Goes to show what our government is really like though. Wish they could fire congress and the president for their criminal actions against the US. Oh I forgot...taking our retirement and spending it is legal as long as they say it is. Well since they make the laws and enforce them I guess they are always in the right aren't they.
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
      We were hit with a $500 insurance increase for my wife's Honda. Both of us have a perfect driving record with no claims ever. Shocked by this increase I went online to get some quotes for her car. The two sites I first visited were actually more expensive than our new rate, but then I found ( http://bit.ly/SaveonInsurance ) I got a quote within minutes and ended up saving over $300 on our car insurance!
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