NJ trooper charged in caravan escort surrenders

July 30, 2012 10:20:11 AM PDT
One of the two New Jersey state troopers facing criminal charges for their roles in the high-speed escort of caravans of luxury cars down the Garden State Parkway has turned himself in.

Attorney Charles Sciarra tells The Star-Ledger that Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry met with authorities Monday morning and was released a short time later. Sciarra says no arraignment date has been set, and he says Nassry will fight the charges.

It was not known when the other trooper charged in the case, Joseph Ventrella, would surrender.

State prosecutors have said the two troopers sought to conceal their involvement in the escort, which reached speeds exceeding 100 mph, by using electrical tape to alter their license plates.


Information from: The Star-Ledger