Boston Police report they started their annual crackdown on dirt bikers and ATV riders on March 30, seizing three off-road vehicles.
Police say they were spurred to action by renewed complaints from residents, in particular in Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester, about careening off roaders going on road and stunting through traffic. Police cited one incident in particular, involving some 20 riders in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway:
After riding wheelies, failing to obey traffic signals, weaving between traffic, and operating on sidewalks near pedestrians, one of these individuals abandoned his dirt bike, fled from police, and while doing so, pulled down his pants and underwear to expose himself to police and nearby members of the public. Although this individual made good his escape, officers towed the unregistered, uninsured, abandoned dirt bike.