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'Death Race' Troopers May Face Charges

Pair has been suspended since April while Attorney General's Office conducts investigation into high-speed escort.

The two state troopers allegedly down the Garden State Parkway in March could be criminally charged Friday and one of the troopers has resigned, according to NJ.com.

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Nadir Nassry and Joseph Ventrella were suspended without pay in April, the Attorney General's Office has said. Ventrella was a member of the force for six years and was assigned to the Troop B Tactical Patrol Unit. Nassry, 47, of Phillipsburg, was a trooper of 25 years and was assigned to Totowa Station.

NJ.com reported Thursday that the suspended troopers could face third- or fourth-degree criminal charges after they were allegedly caught on video camera escorting luxury cars to Atlantic City at a high rate of speed. The escort has been nicknamed "Death Race 2012" and an eyewitness report of the rally John Kennedy.

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office launched an investigation into the incident.

“We will not tolerate any conduct by a member of the State Police that puts the public in jeopardy, as this unauthorized caravan had the potential to do,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said in a press release.

Ridgewooder August 01, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Why do you feel that way?
Wilbur August 01, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Absolutely NOT blown out of proportion. These troopers did wrong, and endangered the public while doing so. We rely on law enforcement to do the right thing, and show good judgement. These guys did neither. I'm all for second chances, but this was so egregious that these guys deserve to be released from service and forfeit their pensions.
john q public August 01, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Where the troopers following orders?
John Q. Public August 01, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The real John Q Public wants to know who you are
john q public August 02, 2012 at 01:28 AM
You can't handle the truth

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