Bowling Greeb, Kentucky – Two employees of General Motors they were arrested when they were going with enormous excess speed on a Kentucky highway, apparently participating in a race in their 2020 Corvette Stingrays.
The two were traveling at about 100 miles per hour in Bowling Green, the Kentucky Highway Police said according to local press. The speed limit is 45 mph.
Alexander Thim, 27, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Mark Derkatz, 30, of Windsor, Ontario, were arrested Wednesday night.
According to local press, the Police estimated that Thim came running at 120 mph.
The drivers told police they were before in a billiard room, according to court documents. Agents revealed that both smelled of alcohol but were not accused of driving drunk, according to local press.
A third driver was also found driving a Corvette but was not involved in the race, agents said.
GM has an assembly plant in Bowling Green. The company issued a statement saying it was aware of the incident with its “test vehicles” and is investigating.
Thim and Derkatz were accused of driving a racing vehicle on a public highway, negligence at the wheel and speeding. They were released after paying a bail of $ 1,000.