Friday, July 27, 2012

N.J. State Troopers Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry and Trooper Joseph Ventrella who gave 100-mph escort to “Death Race” caravan charged



Earlier this year, videos of a "Death Race" convoy of Ferraris, Ford GTs and other sports cars being led up the Garden State Parkway at speeds of up to 100 mph by New Jersey State Troopers caused an uproar -- and embarrassment for one of the drivers, then-New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. After a long investigation, New Jersey officials have now charged two troopers for providing the free escort and attempting to cover up their roles. New Jersey won't let you pump your own gas on its turnpikes, but from now on the supercar rallies will be strictly self-service.

New Jersey Attorney General Jeff Chiesa charged Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry and Trooper Joseph Ventrella with fasifying records, after the two used electrical tape to hide their license plates during the drive in March and told rally drivers to do the same so that toll cameras couldn't capture their speed. Nassry, a 25-year veteran, resigned Wednesday, saying Ventrella deserved some leniency but denied criminal wrongdoing, saying in a statement:

"I fully realize this matter has caused my superiors significant embarrassment and also has impacted the trust that the public has with regard to the great character of the New Jersey State Police. For this, I must take full responsibility."

The investigation revealed that the escorts had been granted routinely to the Driving Force Club, a New York-area collection of about 25 supercar owners including Jacobs who were driving to Atlantic City. (The "Death Race" name came from one of the bystanders who filed a complaint.)

In addition to the two troopers charged for this year's race, five other troopers face administrative charges for a drive in 2010 which was caught on video by a pair of over-stimulated, potty-mouthed motorists, who saw the drive speed by a trooper giving tickets to slower motorists.

As for the supercar owners who actually drove their cars at triple-digit speeds, they will not face punishment because the statute of limitations on their tickets has expired. It's too bad, because New Jersey rest stops could always use a few extra hands on trash pickup.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that DSLC! I love cars but... It just goes to show you there are 2 sets of rules: One for the rich and privileged, and another set for the ordinary schmucks. Just like the ones pulled over on the shoulder while a bunch of arrogant pricks are allowed to drive by recklessly in their Ferrari's.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of dummies these state police guys are. Hope this bullshit was worth their jobs.

Anonymous said...

I thought ill was a jagoff state, NJ is right up there with us.Most of our troopers are good guys....not females i've heard.

Anonymous said...

Ohh shitt,,,,it's the 430......holy shit,,,,oh shit,,,,,,, wow........we are in the rally. Ohh. Shitttt..

Anonymous said...

I really don't care how fast they drive and when they crash and burn i may slow down to look but I'm not stopping.

Anonymous said...

Rent the road set the rules and sell tickets to watch them try and kill each other.



Did anyone ever think of that before?

Anonymous said...

Good for them.
Maybe some of these other pricks will realize that you are not above the laws you swore to uphold.

I Voted For Obama said...

Troopers Nasry and Ventrella voted for Obama, then asked to borrow some electrical tape.

Anonymous said...

Ding and Dong, Retard 1 and Retard 2, Pete and Re-Pete, Ping and Pong, Stupid 1 and Stupid 2.....

Anonymous said...

My mom is visitng from New Jersey. She knows Ventrella through a friend. Says he's a total fucking jagoff.

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