Two General Motors employees are accused of racing new Corvettes at speeds topping of 100 mph on Kentucky public roads, authorities said.
Alexander Thim, 27, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Mark Derkatz, 30, of Windsor, Ontario, were charged Wednesday with speeding 26 mph or greater over the speed limit, reckless driving and racing a motor vehicle on a public highway, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
According to an arrest report, police said they saw three 2020 Corvettes on a Bowling Green road at 11:30 pm., “accelerating heavily,” WKLY reported.
Police said Derkatz, traveling in a white Corvette, topped 100 mph in a 45 mph zone, while Thim, driving a red Corvette, drove in excess of 120 mph, WNKY reported.
According to police citations, the driver of the third Corvette was not involved in the racing, the television station reported.
General Motors owns the three Corvettes, according to the arrest report.
“We are aware of an incident involving our test vehicles and are currently investigating,” General Motors said in a statement to Automobile Magazine. “Safety remains our overriding priority at General Motors. We have no further comment at this time.”
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