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Cincinnati police continue crackdown on illegal quad activity: VIDEO

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Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 1:59 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2021 at 9:31 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police on Friday released video of their continued crackdown on illegal quad and motorbike activity.

The Cincinnati Police Department tweeted about an encounter some bike officers had with a person riding an ATV through Smale Park.

The driver refused to stop so that led to a chase. Eventually, the man crashed the ATV into a pole.

The officers asked the man if he a gun and he said he did not. However, a gun was found in his fanny pack, the video claims.

It says the suspect was arrested for traffic violations, misdemeanor warrants, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

In June, police said they would be cracking down on dirt bikes and quads by taking some off the city’s streets.

Police say it’s been a problem for more than a year and they believe some of the riders may be connected to crimes.

Officers are asking people to register their video cameras with the department to help them better monitor the activity. They say even if you are at a stoplight and you see one of the bikes on the road, record a video if you can do so safely.

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