Lawyer: New Jersey State Trooper May Face Charges In High-Speed Caravan Escorting Case
CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Charges may be filed against two New Jersey state troopers who apparently arranged a high-speed escort for an exotic car caravan earlier this year.
On Thursday, Attorney Charles Sciarra said he believes State Police Sgt. Nadir Nassry faces charges related to the alleged taping of license plates on the sports cars during the March 30 caravan.
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The license plates of the luxury vehicles were allegedly covered with tape.
Sciarra said his client denies any knowledge of plate taping.
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Nassry has apparently acknowledged speeding but Sciarra said the 26-year state police veteran shouldn’t forfeit his pension for one incident of poor judgment.
Witnesses have said that the state police patrol cars — with emergency lights flashing — were driving in front of and behind the caravan, which included Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris, at speeds of more than 100 mph.
The caravan was from the “Driving Force Club,” whose members include former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, Aiello reported.
Some dubbed the incident “Death Race 2012” but there were no injuries or accidents as the exotic cars sped to Atlantic City and back to North Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie had said the alleged state trooper escort of the caravan was a “dumb thing to do.”
“I just shook my head. You know, what are you gonna do? It’s a completely ridiculous story. It shouldn’t have happened, dumb thing to do, but let me assure you it’s not the last dumb thing that we’ll see happen,” Christie said in April
Meanwhile, New Jersey’s attorney general plans to announce new guidelines for police escorts following the incident.
Spokesman Paul Loriquet said the announcement will be made at a news conference Friday.
Loriquet declined to say whether charges will be filed against any of the troopers who were suspended or transferred in the case.
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