Gov: NJ trooper escort of speeding caravan 'dumb'

    2012-04-23 16:22

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the alleged state trooper escort of a caravan of high-performance cars down the Garden State Parkway at reported speeds up to 100 mph was a ``dumb thing to do.''

Witnesses complained to the state Turnpike Authority. They say speeding Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other cars weaved in and out of traffic, escorted by two state police cars with flashing lights March 30.

State police and the attorney general are investigating.

The Star-Ledger of Newark was first to report the incident. It cited an unidentified source as saying former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs participated in the caravan. An agent for Jacobs, now a San Francisco 49er, told the newspaper only that Jacobs was part of a group that went to Atlantic City.