NJ Troopers Suspended for Leading High-Speed Escort to Atlantic City


Two New Jersey troopers have been suspended and a commander reassigned after the law enforcers led a high-speed escort of sports cars to Atlantic City on March 30. The Newark Star-Ledger said two troopers led a caravan of dozens of Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris–all with their license plates covered with tape–in excess of 100 mph down the busy Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Expressway.

The paper said the escort was requested by former New York Giants football star Brandon Jacobs. The Star-Ledger also posted video of a similar, trooper-led caravan in 2010. “We will not tolerate any conduct by a member of the State Police that puts the public in jeopardy, as this unauthorized caravan had the potential to do,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a statement. He added those responsible “will face serious discipline.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the escort “dumb.”

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