County po­lice seek ATV rid­ers who cre­ated chaos Sun­day

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A group of all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle and dirt bike rid­ers have been ac­cused of “reck­less be­hav­ior” by county au­thor­i­ties in Prince Ge­orge’s County.

WTOP-FM re­ported that videos posted on so­cial me­dia showed the rid­ers Sun­day night pass­ing be­tween cars on crowded high­ways, some pop­ping wheel­ies, as they went through down­town Wash­ing­ton.

They’re also seen revving en­gines, weav­ing around cars and hur­ry­ing evad­ing pedes­tri­ans while driv­ing on side­walks at Na­tional Har­bor.

Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice said about 100 rid­ers took bikes unau­tho­rized for street-use and en­gaged in the “egre­gious and ma­li­cious be­hav­ior.”

Deputy Chiefs Ge­orge Ni­chols and Chris Murtha said ex­tra pa­trols will be out, and pos­si­bly a po­lice he­li­copter, look­ing for sim­i­lar ac­tiv­ity.

Chief Murtha said many of the bikes used were stolen and even ones that aren’t could still be seized.

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