A harrowing drag race down the Garden State Parkway that involved the star running back Brandon Jacobs may end up claiming the careers of several law enforcement officials.
The race, known as “Death Race 2012,” was spearheaded by two New Jersey State Troopers who allegedly led a group of sports cars down the parkway towards Atlantic City at speeds exceeding 100 mph. San Francisco 49ers running back and reigning Superbowl champion Brandon Jacobs was the most high profile participant named in the complaints filed with the state.
Jacobs' former sports' agent confirmed that his ex-client was involved in the race, but declined to comment further.
Witnesses reported to the Star-Ledger Newark that police cars led the way and held the rear while a veritable menagerie of exotic cars careened down the highway. Some reports place the total participation level as high as 25 to 30 vehicles.
The pack of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and police cars with their sirens blazing forced several law-abiding drivers off the road. One elderly driver landed his car in a ditch on the side of the highway, according to the Star-Ledger.
A spokesman for Governor Christie’s office insisted that authorities will be conducting a complete investigation and that swift action will be taken against the parties involved.
“This is a very serious and disturbing matter for a couple of reasons,” said the statement from the governor’s office. “Particularly in terms of the disregard for public safety by all those allegedly involved.”