TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want the leader 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.
John Wisniewski, the chairman of the Assembly’s transportation committee, sent a letter Wednesday to State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes asking him to appear at the hearing scheduled for Monday.READ MORE: CBS3 EXCLUSIVE: SEPTA Surveillance Cameras Capture Security Guard Brutally Attacking Passenger
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter.
Fuentes will likely be asked about the state police policy on escorting drivers. A Fuentes spokesman has said it could be proper for troopers to escort a caravan of luxury calls — but that all the drivers involved would have to follow the law.READ MORE: President Biden Arrives In Lehigh County To Visit Mack Trucks In Lower Macungie
The cars in question were spotted traveling along the Garden State Parkway toward Atlantic City on March 30. Witnesses said they were moving at speeds above 100 mph and weaving through traffic.
Two troopers have been suspended without pay and 10 commanders have been transferred while the state conducts an investigation that was ordered by state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa.
A second incident, in 2010, is also being investigated.MORE NEWS: 5 Things We 'Think' We Know As Philadelphia Eagles Hold First Training Camp Practice Of Nick Sirianni Era
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