'Bikes Up, Guns Down' rideouts cause dangerous conditions on South Florida roads

Probation officer among those taken into custody, deputies say

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Authorities arrested numerous ATV and dirt bike riders Monday afternoon during the illegal "Bikes Up, Guns Down" ride.

Riders began hitting the streets about 2 p.m. 

Florida Highway Patrol officers could be seen at the entrances to numerous highways, trying to stop the riders before they made it on the highways.

Miami-Dade police say they have made six felony arrests and one misdemeanor arrest as of 3 p.m. Monday. Police have impounded 53 ATV's/dirt bikes/motorcycles in that same period of time.

Local 10 News reporter Carlos Suarez was on Sheridan Street, just west of U.S. Route 1, as three people were taken into custody.

The two men and a woman were handcuffed and were seen sitting on the sidewalk before Broward Sheriff's Office deputies took them to jail.

Deputies said the woman who was taken into custody is a probation officer from New York.

By 4 p.m., deputies had arrested five people and towed seven vehicles. 


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