Two GM employees arrested for street racing in new C8 Corvettes
Two General Motors employees learned the hard way how tempting the latest American supercar can be. On Wednesday, January 8th, Kentucky State Police trooper stopped Alexander Thim and Mark Derkatz for racing down the Lovers Lane in Bowling Green, reckless driving and exceeding the 45-mph speed limit.
Lovers Lane in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Credits: Google Map
According to the employees' LinkedIn profiles, Thim is a CAE (computer aided engineering) engineer working on induction and exhaust systems, and Merkatz is an electrical engineer. But for how long?
This is a particularly embarrassing situation for the Corvette brand. Bowling Green is home to Chevrolet's Corvette factory as well as the National Corvette Museum.
"We are aware of an incident involving our test vehicles and are currently investigating," GM noted in a statement provided to Automobile. "Safety remains our overriding priority at General Motors. We have no further comment at this time."
As for the cars involved in the incident, they were towed away and deposited at the tow lot, where a police representative said the vehicles were collected the next day "by the owner," presumably representatives of General Motors.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.
Would you be tempted to put the hammer down the Lovers Lane?
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