Swarm of ATVs, Dirt Bikes Sped Through Arlington Sunday Night

Police car (file photo)A group of more than 100 people on ATVs and dirt bikes sped through Arlington Sunday night.

A witness reported that riders were speeding down S. Arlington Ridge Road around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, followed by police.

Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck says the was department was first notified by D.C. police that the ATVs were heading into Arlington via the Key Bridge.

“Our officers estimated in excess of 100 vehicles were in the group and they split up when they noticed our cruisers,” Sternbeck said. “We monitored until they left the county.”

Such swarms of young, lawless ATV and dirt bike riders have plagued the District this summer — to the point that the Metropolitan Police Department started offering $250 rewards for information on riders — but this is the first time that has been made aware of such an occurrence in Arlington.

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