Skip to comments.'Death Race' sergeant claims athlete, celebrity escorts were common place (110mph joyrides)
Posted on 07/24/2013 9:01:40 AM PDT by dead
TRENTON All it took was a phone call, and the New Jersey State Police were at their beck and call, ready to provide a celebrity, professional athlete or any other VIP with an escort wherever they needed to go.
Thats according to a retiring state police sergeant who led a high-speed caravan of sports cars to Atlantic City in an incident that became known as "Death Race 2012."
Sports broadcaster Joe Buck and his frequent on-air sidekick, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Tennis bad boy John McEnroe. Those none of whom responded to requests for comment and so many others benefited, Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry said Tuesday...
He said he expected there to be a half-dozen or so cars going to Atlantic City, but that when he and Ventrella met Jacobs in Fort Lee, there were "25-plus high-line vehicles sitting in the parking lot by Starbucks." ...
From there they headed to the New Jersey Turnpike before ending the first leg of their trip at the Cheesequake Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, where they were met by 15 more sports cars, he said. He said he still thought he and Ventrella could handle the group.
"Obviously, I realize now I was very mistaken," Nassry said. "Due to lack of manpower, we werent able to handle this escort in a safe manner."
The ride through New Jersey led to complaints from the public. Witnesses said they watched as the two patrol cars, with their emergency lights flashing, led dozens of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other vehicles, all with their license plates covered with tape, at startlingly fast speeds that one person estimated at 110 mph.
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What is the point of having laws?
Wimps. Doesn't really get interesting till 150+
So that they can be selectively enforced to punish those who are not favored by the government and reward those who are. Jeez I though everyone knew that.
Laws are for the little people.
Institutionalized criminality in New Jersey - of course we wouldn’t want any ballplayers or their jock sniffing posses to be inconvenienced by traffic like the peons.
America is turning into a dungeon for arrogant overgrown perverted children. Tsarnaev was not a terrorist of interest, quite the contrary, the sodomitic islamist is well invited to this program to harass the door steps of Christians or Martin Zimmermans using stand your grounds.
Martin vs. Georges Zimmermans using stand your grounds, I meant.
True. 110 on the Autobahn, is for the right lane.
Porsche's with down force on the rear use the left lane.
Having driven the GSP and NJT many times, the speed violation rate is rampant.
Then over on the I-5 in Washington, north of Seattle, anything over five miles over the limit is asking for a violation, not that I got one. Just simple observance that I was never passed going at that rate.
sheesh - its BECKON CALL as in to beckon someone to their side.
And this phrase is so frequently botched that there are some who will apologize with a "well now beck and call is what beckon call means..."
what is to beck?
even "grammer girl" gets it wrong:
its “BECK AND CALL”. If you are going to be the grammar police, do your homework first.
When I was in the Army in Germany, I saved up my money and rented a Porsche for the weekend. I can personally attest that a Porsche’s handling and ride significantly improve above 120 mph. It almost starts to glide.
That’s loafing for most of those cars but don’t do that crap on a public road. You want to wring it out, take it to the track. Because Ma and Pa Kettle in their 80’s K-car aren’t going to be looking in their rearview mirrors for something approaching at a relative speed of 60 mph, that’s why.
That is faster than I’ve gone. I’ve seen 115 in both my ‘85 300ZX and my ‘91 Miata.
The Miata felt fine at that speed, but trust me, it did NOT have any more than that! The Z, on the other hand, felt a little spooky despite being about 1200lb heavier. I suspect the shape of its nose probably produced more front end lift than that of the Miata...
In both cases I was on I5 in central CA with very light traffic.
sigh... such overkill.
In 1985, I had a 1980/81 four cylinder Ford Escort up to 120 on a two lane country road with a death-gripped passenger. Never took it out of 2nd (very nash rambler).
Yes, it was downhill, but if it ain’t rattlin’ and squeakin’ it aint flyin’.
True I was very young and unwise, but it wasn’t as bad as the time....
Has Fat Boy Christie weighed in on this travesty yet?
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