A Driver Of A Luxury Supercar Crashed Into 5 Other Vehicles While Impaired By Drugs
One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that streets and highways are abnormally clear of the traffic that normally congests them. Because of the lack of traffic and in some cases, wide-open freeways and highways, drivers are taking the open road as an invitation to drive at high speeds. Between March 5 and March 24, speed cameras issued 180,718 tickets on weekdays. Over the same period in January, this amounts to a 12% increase. Other cities have experienced the same increase in speeding tickets being issued. Los Angeles has responded by making changes to traffic signals and stationing police officers along problematic roadways.
Fox News reports that a man has wrecked a $750,000 supercar in New York City.
On Tuesday morning, New York City police announced the arrest of the driver of a rare supercar.
Ben Chen allegedly smashed into several vehicles and wrecked the blue Gemballa Mirage GT just a few blocks from the Javits Center Convention Hall. The $750,000 car is a version of the Porsche Carrera GT, the same vehicle that actor Paul Walker was driving when he was killed in a fatal crash.
The abandoned vehicle matched the one owned by Chen, who is the founder of Gold Rush Rally. The company organizes cross-country driving trips for luxury car owners.
Chen allegedly pulled away from the scene of the crash and drove for a short time before the driver was pulled over by police.
Chen has been charged with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and reckless driving. In addition to Chen’s vehicle, five other cars were damaged in the crash.