The leader of New Jersey's police force is saddened that a veteran trooper's career will likely be defined by a probe into an unauthorized police escort of a caravan of sports cars.

State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes says the allegations against Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry are "very disturbing."

State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa suspended Nassry and Trooper Joseph Ventrella without pay Monday.

That came after news reports recounted witnesses who saw high-performance luxury cars being escorted at high speeds on the Garden State Parkway on March 30.

Chiesa and Fuentes appeared before a Department of Law and Public Safety budget hearing Tuesday but discussed the caravan only briefly.

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