NJ Trooper in High-Speed Escort Sentenced to Probation

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    New raw video obtained by NBC New York Wednesday shows a New Jersey state trooper car escorting vehicles as they raced down the Garden State Parkway last month. The race is being investigated by state authorities.

    A New Jersey state trooper sergeant who lead an unauthorized high-speed escort of luxury cars on the Garden State Parkway has been sentenced to one year of probation, officials said.

    State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced Monday that Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 47, also must serve 75 hours of community service. Nassry admitted to fourth-degree falsifying or tampering with records after using electrical tape to alter the numbers on his trooper car license plates during the 2012 escort.

    He and another trooper, Joseph Ventrella, both forfeited their jobs with the state police.

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    New Jersey State Police tell NBC New York that authorities will investigate an accusation that a high-speed escort of exotic cars down the state's toll roads last month may have been repeated the next day. Brian Thompson reports.

    Officials said Nassry led the March 30 caravan and enlisted Ventrella to help. 

    The escort down the Garden State Parkway at speeds believed at times to be in excess of 100 mph made national headlines after one motorist who was passed by the Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other expensive, exotic cars described it as "Death Race 2012."

    No one was hurt, and there were no accidents as the convoy drove from north Jersey to Atlantic City.