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Dirt Bike and ATV Riders Swarm Through DC, Northern Virginia

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    Raw Video: Dirt Bikes, ATVs Roar Through DC Streets

    A huge pack of dirt bike and ATV riders roared through the streets of D.C. on Sunday. Here's a look at where they were spotted and what they were doing. 

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018)

    A huge pack of dirt bike and ATV riders buzzed through streets in D.C. and Northern Virginia on Sunday, doing tricks and shutting down traffic.

    The dirt bike and ATV riders were spotted in Georgetown, Logan Circle, Southwest D.C, Brentwood and Rosslyn.

    On Rhode Island Avenue NE, one rider crashed into a pole. Police impounded the bike.

    Anthony Nguyen, a visitor to D.C., was stunned by what he saw near Logan Circle.

    Dirt Bike and ATV Riders Roar Through DC Streets

    Dirt Bike and ATV Riders Roar Through DC Streets

    Dirt bike and ATV riders illegally rode the bikes through D.C. and Northern Virginia on Sunday. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. 

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018)

    "We heard a bunch of commotion and looked over at the corner and saw literally over a hundred bikers, ATVs, motorcyclists just joyriding, basically, and speeding through town and popping wheelies and doing all kinds of crazy stuff," he said.

    It's illegal to ride dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets. But it's Metropolitan Police Department policy not to chase the bikes.

    D.C. police said in an update Monday that they made three arrests and seized several of the bikes.

    In Arlington, police were reviewing surveillance cameras, trying to identify suspects.

    In Montgomery County, police chase them only if they appear intoxicated or are wanted for a serious crime. In Prince George's County, police chase them only if they're wanted for carjacking or homicide. And in Arlington, it's up to the officer in most cases.

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