Man Arrested for Operating ATV

Man Arrested for Operating ATV

The Arlington County Police Department has arrested and charged a 24-year-old man from Washington D.C. for an incident of dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) being operated in Arlington County on April 9.

He has been charged with felony eluding, concealing identity while wearing a mask, reckless driving, and operating an ATV on the highway. Suspect is being held in the Arlington County Detention Facility on no bond.

On April 9, at approximately 7:14 p.m. an officer conducting a traffic stop in the 1200 block of N. Courthouse Road observed a large group of dirt bikes and ATVs traveling westbound on Arlington Boulevard. The officer activated his in-car camera system and monitored the group before they exited Arlington County.

After reviewing evidence from the scene, detectives from Arlington County Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit developed a description. The suspect was arrested in Washington D.C. and waived extradition to the Commonwealth.

Police said dirt bikes and ATVs pose a danger to pedestrians and other motorists and are illegal to operate on area roadways. If residents see or know the identity of someone riding a dirtbike or ATV recklessly in Arlington County, call police at 703-558-2222. In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).