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Massachusetts State Police video shows officers chasing down dirt bike riders in city streets

Massachusetts State Police have released an aerial video showing multiple officers chasing down and arresting dirt bike riders who authorities say were racing through the city of Lawrence at “high speeds and with no regard for traffic laws.” 

The operation targeting the illegal operation of dirt bikes and ATVs — a warm-weather activity that has drawn police attention in towns and cities around the U.S. — resulted in “seven arrests, 10 other persons being summonsed to face criminal charges and the seizure of nearly 20 vehicles,” police said.

“The operation of off-road vehicles on city streets, often driven recklessly, causes a significant safety threat to motorists and pedestrians,” Massachusetts State Police added. “Complaints of dirt bike and ATV operation on Lawrence streets have increased in recent years.” 

Aerial footage taken in Lawrence last Thursday from a police helicopter appears to show one dirt bike rider blowing through a red light at an intersection, forcing another vehicle to hit the brakes. 

 

Lawrence is located north of Boston and borders New Hampshire. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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