How many state troopers does it take to stop a pack of speeding Lamborghinis? In Bulloch County, only two.
Georgia State Patrol radio operators were notified Thursday afternoon of a caller reporting “20 Lamborghinis going over 100 miles per hour on Interstate 16 in Emanuel County,” according to radio traffic on a law enforcement channel.
A Lamborghini is one of the most expensive vehicles on the road. The Italian-made cars can cost as much as $250,000 and only 3,250 were manufactured in 2015.
In response, Georgia State Patrol Post 45 Sgt. David Bryant and Capt. William Hitchens drove to the interstate near the Bulloch-Emanuel county line to wait.
Soon, the pack of sleek sports cars appeared, speeding, but not quite reaching the reported 100 miles per hour, Bryant told the Statesboro Herald.
“That’s not something you see every day,” he said.
He and Hitchens turned on their blue lights and pulled over every one of the 20 Lamborghinis, onto the median, he said.
“They were all riding in a pack. The drivers were from all over the country, including “Ohio, California – even one guy from Vietnam,” he said.
He and Hitchens spoke to the drivers, who said they were all headed to a charity car show in Florida. “I am surprised they all stopped.”
With 20 Lamborghinis sitting in the median, the troopers didn’t issue tickets, but gave a stern speech to the enthusiastic drivers.
“We warned them about speeding and following too closely,” he said, adding that many crashes on the interstate are due to those violations.
The drivers they spoke with were all “very nice and understanding,” he said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.