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DC firefighter arrested after crashing ATV on city street

Arrest comes as large groups swarm DC streets on dirt bikes & ATVs

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.

Jackie Bensen & Gina Cook, WRC-TV/NBC4:

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.

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Peter Hermann & Clarence Williams, The Washington Post:

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.

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Image released by Metropolitan Police Department in DC in an effort to find the operators of these vehicles. Call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

 

Image released by Metropolitan Police Department in DC in an effort to find the operators of these vehicles. Call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.
Image released by Metropolitan Police Department in DC in an effort to find the operators of these vehicles. Call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.
Image released by Metropolitan Police Department in DC in an effort to find the operators of these vehicles. Call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

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