By on November 27, 2019

Fred Ordine and his 25-year-old son, Chadwick Quinones, were arrested on Tuesday for crashing two Chevrolet Corvettes in New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel. This unique bout of family togetherness actually took place on the night of February 9th, according to New York Daily News. However, the arrest and video footage (below the break) of the two crashing into each other are newer and absolutely perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday, which is all about bringing people closer.

Though this may have been too close. 

While reports indicate that the two were “drag racing” through the tunnel in the late evening, dash cam footage of the lead car seems to suggest a milder competition. Frankly, the narrowness of the tunnel prohibits pretty much anything other than moderate speeds. Traffic further increases the likelihood of any high-speed runs ending in complete tragedy. Suffice it to say this isn’t the kind of place you want to be testing the boundaries of physics.

However, while a by-the-books race didn’t appear to take place, the two were still driving like imbeciles. Chadwick’s footage shows the lead Corvette picking up quite a bit of speed as it passes several buses. Moments before the crash, the second car can be seen coming up on the driver’s side. Apparently trying to catch up or pass (which is a no-no already), ‘Vette #2 closes dangerously fast on a slow-moving SUV. Realizing that braking isn’t going to be enough to avoid a wreck, Daddy Ordine veers into ‘Vette #1 ⁠— throwing the coupe into a spin that takes out at least one other vehicle. Police said no injuries were reported.

From New York Daily News:

Quinones fled the scene but returned an hour and a half later, and was issued three summons in Weehawken, N.J. for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to exhibit registration and careless driving, police said.

When Port Authority Police Department detectives asked him about the video, he yanked it from his Instagram page, though it can still be found reposted to other accounts, police said.

After an investigation, Port Authority cops charged Quinones and Ordine, both of Hewitt, N.J., with reckless endangerment, illegal speed contest and reckless driving.

“We are committed to tracking down people who commit this type of reckless behavior and prosecuting them. In doing so, we hope to deter others from doing the same,” Port Authority Police Chief Detective Matthew Wilson said.

The two are reportedly awaiting arraignment in Manhattan criminal court. Hopefully, they both get a little time with their families on Thursday in order to score a little turkey and perhaps a loving lecture about how stupid they’ve been throughout this ordeal.

 

 

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