Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Windsor GM employee busted racing new Corvette in Kentucky

Windsor GM employee busted racing new Corvette in Kentucky

Kentucky State Police say two General Motors employees were arrested last Wednesday night in Bowling Green after a trooper caught them racing in new Corvettes on Lovers Lane.

According to the arrest citation, Thim was driving a red Corvette reaching speeds of up to 120 miles per hour in the left lane of Lovers Lane, while Derkatz was driving a white Corvette traveling as high as 100 miles per hour in the right lane.

According to an arrest citation obtained by WBKO, the two men told the state trooper that they are employees of General Motors, and that they were coming from a cocktail and billiards club.

One man is from West Bloomfield and the other is from Ontario.

They were charged with reckless driving, racing on a public highway and driving more than 26 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit. The citation also says the odor of an alcoholic breath on both drivers.

The day after their arrest, the two men were arraigned at the district court of Warren County, Kentucky, where they were scheduled for their next appearance on February 18.

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Alexander Thim, 27, and Mark Derkatz, 30, were stopped by police while racing the luxury cars down a Kentucky road.

The accused - Alexander Thim and Mark Derkatz - were racing two company-owned mid-engine Corvettes on Lovers Lane in Bowling Green.

The new Corvette is the first mid-engined auto in the marque's 67 year history. "We have no further comment at this time", General Motors said in a statement.

Supercars are tested to extremes before they make it to showrooms, but this probably isn't what General Motors had in mind when two engineers took a pair of yet-to-be-released Corvette C8s for a late night blast through the middle of the week.

On Monday, the 2020 Corvette won the North American Car of the Year Award in Detroit.

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