The State Police sergeant who led an unauthorized escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City in 2012 pleaded guilty today to a crime for altering the numbers on the license plates of his troop car with electrical tape during the incident. He along with a second trooper who helped with the race have agreed to forfeit their jobs.
The second of two New Jersey state troopers facing criminal charges stemming from the high-speed escort of luxury cars down the Garden State Parkway has turned himself in. The high-speed caravan is commonly referred to as "Death Race 2012."
Criminal charges have been officially filed against the two state troopers involved in the unauthorized State Police escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City in March 2012. The incident garnered serious attention after people saw the videos other drivers on the Garden State Parkway posted of the so-called “Death Race 2012.”
Two New Jersey state troopers face criminal charges and four others face disciplinary actions after officials said they jeopardized public safety escorting luxury high-speed sports cars in a case commonly referred to as "Death Race 2012."
New Jersey lawmakers have asked the chief of the state police to explain how troopers provided an escort for a caravan of sports cars that zipped down the Garden State Parkway in March at speeds over 100 mph.