Two men arrested after racing corvettes on public road

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 07:23:49-05

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two employees of General Motors were arrested late Wednesday night after racing new 2020 Corvette Stingrays on a public road.

Alexander Thim, 27, and Mark Derkatz, 30, were stopped by Kentucky State Police and arrested on charges of racing a motor vehicle on a public highway, reckless driving and speeding 26 mph over the speed limit or greater.

According to reports, one of the corvettes topped out at 120 mph while the other was going 100 mph.

KSP said a trooper spotted three corvettes turning onto Lover's Lane which has a speed limit of 45 mph. The driver of the third corvette was not racing and was not arrested.

General Motors released a statement saying they are still investigating the incident and that safety is their top priority.