— Kimberly Suiters (@ABC7Suiters) August 19, 2018
Video above is from Rosslyn, Virginia (Arlington County)
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Swarms of illegal ATVs and dirt bikes have been a big problem for the Washington, DC area and other cities. On Sunday, another large group took over streets in Arlington, Virginia and DC (see videos with this post). One person arrested Sunday after crashing an ATV is a young DC Fire & EMS Department firefighter.
Dearay Wilson, 22, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. on 7th Street NW near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station.
According to a police report, an officer saw Wilson crash an ATV into another vehicle.
The officer arrested Wilson and charged him with operating an all-terrain vehicle in a public space.
Encountered 100+ ATVs & dirt bikes headed SW on Rhode Island Ave NW. Stopped momentarily at red light @ 1st St NW before deciding to run the light. Many crossed median into opposite lane. #ATV #DC #Shaw #DirtBike @DCPoliceDept @DCPoliceTraffic @WTOPtraffic @WTOP @DCist @PoPville pic.twitter.com/Ak76MGdqec
— Matt Bonness (@mjbonness) August 19, 2018
Wilson was one of three people arrested Sunday after the packs of bikers and others rode through the waterfront, Dupont Circle and Chinatown. Police have posted photos on the Internet to help find at least 11 more riders.
[D.C. police shred illegal dirt bikes confiscated from streets]
“We need your help to identify the riders who have been illegally/recklessly operating ATVs & dirt bikes in the District these past few weeks!” police posted on Twitter, adding that a $250 reward is being offered for tips that lead to arrests and convictions.
That ATV and motorcycle parade is being chased by @DCPoliceDept through Georgetown. Second time I’ve seen this? Apparently driving ATVs on DC streets is illegal, but the tourists outside @GTownCupcake love the display. #dcnews pic.twitter.com/QrQqhBOHqP
— Christian Paz (@realcpaz) August 19, 2018