MOTORCYCLISTS KEEPING AREA AGENCIES BUSY
Dozens of motorcyclists buzzed into Denver on Sunday, rallying around the city as police from multiple agencies mobilized to track them and make arrests.
One motorcycle caught fire at a stop along Speer Boulevard near Elitch Gardens. Denver police on motorcycles and firefighters raced toward it. Denver police and their counterparts in Commerce City, Lakewood, Aurora, Greenwood Village and Arapahoe County arrested five riders, according to a breakdown provided by Denver police spokesman John White.
Police arrested motorcycle riders for obstructing streets, being parties to a crime, careless driving and reckless driving, White said.
The police also ticketed 10 riders for not having license plates or “obstructed plates.” Police impounded 11 cars and motorcycles.
The State Patrol and Colorado Department of Transportation got involved, White said. No estimate for the total number of motorcyclists was provided.
Traffic safety enforcers were on alert this weekend anticipating motorcyclists passing through Denver on their way to the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., which started Friday.