Engineers Busted for Racing New, Unreleased Corvettes
Imagine working for GM. More specifically, imagine working on the new 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray. A couple of engineers had the luxury of working on this new car. Unfortunately for them, the temptation to take the cars out and see what they could do was just too much for them.
The two engineers, 27-year-old Alexander Thim from West Bloomfield, Michigan and 30-year-old Mark Derkatz from Windsor, Ontario, Canada were working at GM's plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when they decided to take the new Corvettes out for a ride. Well, race would be a better description.
The two were street racing the yet-to-be-released cars and got busted for speeding in a 45 mile-an-hour zone. Thim was busted for going 120 miles-an-hour, and Derkatz was busted for 100 miles-an-hour. Sooooo, Thim won?
Police did say both men smelled of alcohol when they were arrested, and both men were charged with racing a motor vehicle on a public highway, reckless driving, and speeding. GM says it's investigating.