GM engineers, taking advantage of their official position, staged races on two test Chevrolet Corvette along the streets of the American city of Bowling Green.
According to Automobile, referring to the Kentucky Police Department, two General Motors employees on the eve staged real races on the streets of the American city of Bowling Green, where the Corvette production plant is located. Alexander Tim and Mark Derkats were stopped by the police for numerous traffic violations. Tim, 27, an intake and exhaust engineer, drove a test Chevrolet Corvette at 120 mph (193 kilometers per hour) with a limit of 45 mph (72 kilometers per hour), and 30-year-old Derkatz, an engineer for the development of electronic systems, at the time of stopping the patrol raced at a speed of 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour).
In addition to more than double speeding, the police also accused GM employees of dangerous driving and sent them to jail to wait for the court hearing. Engineers face a substantial fine and the deprivation of a driver’s license. Representatives of the GM concern said that they were aware of the incident related to test Corvettes, and added that they had organized their own investigation. Whether violators will continue to work for Chevrolet is still unknown.