Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry and Trooper Joseph Ventrella are charged with tampering with public records. They’re accused of using tape to change their license plates before escorting the cars at high speeds down the Garden State Parkway in March.
The retirements have also hit the state police. The division saw 203 troopers leave in 2011, including 197 who retired. It now has 2,782 enlisted members, including the 85 new recruits.
New Jersey State Police have implemented stricter policies regarding alcohol-related motor vehicle incidents involving troopers.
State Police Sgt. Julian Castellanos said it appears the men were shot before they pulled their SUV over in a construction zone in the southbound lanes near Interchange 6 in Burlington County Tuesday.
It happened early Tuesday in the southbound lanes near Interchange 6 in Burlington County. That’s where the turnpike meets the Pennsylvania Turnpike.