Several New Jersey State Troopers are facing a probe for what's being referred to as "Death Race 2012" after complaints were filed about a police escorted caravan, which included former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, exceeding 110 MPH down the Garden State Parkway to Atlantic City last month.
The incident, which took place on the afternoon of Friday, March 30th, included a long line of luxury cars with their license plates covered in tape. They were anchored by two State Police patrol cars, who had their light blaring.
"I had the great pleasure today of nearly being killed by, not one, but two, Lamborghinis traveling in excess of 110 mph in a (New Jersey State Police) escorted ‘caravan’ of approximately 30 exotic vehicles all traveling well over 100 mph," witness Wayne Gantt wrote in an e-mail complaint to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which oversees the Parkway.
Jacobs’ agent, Justin Schulman, confirmed that B-Jac, who had signed with the San Francisco 49ers two days prior, was a member of the caravan.
Back in late October, facing increased criticism over his on-field struggles, Jacobs told reporters the only thing he had going his way was the new "fast ass car" being delivered to him. Approximately two weeks after that mild outburst, Jacobs had a brand new Nissan GT-R, modified to pump out over 700 horsepower, delivered to him.
“I’ve got nothing positive to say,” Jacobs said at the time. “The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered. That’s it.”
Jacobs is a known member of the Driving Force Club, an elite New York City-based car club that consists of only top of the line luxury vehicles modified for max speed.
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