A few days' community service is the sentence for an Eden Prairie man who was among a large pack of exotic sports car drivers that roared along at more than 100 mph through traffic on I-394 during a spring weekend afternoon last year.
Adam C. Isaacson, 42, pleaded guilty last week in Hennepin County District Court to a misdemeanor speeding offense. Two additional misdemeanor counts, reckless driving and careless driving, were dismissed.
Judge Joseph Klein sentenced Isaacson to 30 days in the county workhouse, but stayed all but three days and directed him to fulfill that time with 24 hours community service. Isaacson was also fined $500 and assessed $78 in fees.
Isaacson will be on probation for one year. The workhouse sentence could be revived should he commit a moving traffic offense during that year.
The State Patrol contended that Isaacson topped 100 mph on the afternoon of April 23 after he and roughly two dozen others in fancy sports cars left Morrie's Luxury Auto and began heading west on I-394 between Louisiana Avenue and Hwy. 169.
The high-speed cruise occurred in moderate traffic, with the pricey rides zipping and weaving along for several miles on westbound I-394 and then onto Hwy. 12. Social media sizzled for some time after the drivers were ticketed. Some believed law enforcement was too heavy-handed, while others were outraged by the pack's behavior.
Isaacson, driving a black 2015 Audi R8, was among a few others who had reversed course and were stopped by a state trooper on eastbound Hwy. 12. The remainder who were ticketed were tracked down at a gas station in Maple Plain.
Twelve in all were ticketed. Isaacson's case and five others have now been resolved: Austin Kemmer, 25, of Fargo, pleaded guilty to reckless driving; John T. Wanninger, 52, of Edina, and Ethan Hoover, 28, of Bloomington, pleaded guilty to speeding; and two others had their cases dismissed because of a lack of evidence about who was driving.
Six still face misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, careless driving and speed greater than reasonable-hazardous. They are: Swen Corbin, 43, Eden Prairie; Goran Vejzovic, 34, St. Paul; Dung Nguyen, 38, Brooklyn Park; John Biancini, 67, Vadnais Heights; David Morgan, 26, St. Louis Park; and Justin Krueger, 25, Beach, N.D.
Many of the drivers belonged to Corbin's MN Exotics and Supercars, an invitation-only club in the Twin Cities that touts itself as "one of the most exclusive" for high-end cars in Minnesota. Among the models represented on the hyper-speed cruise were Lamborghini, Maserati and McLaren.
Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482