- Associated Press - Sunday, March 31, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando Police have arrested a man they say was part of a swarm of dirt bikers that hit a patrol car and say more arrests are expected.

The arrest comes as authorities are cracking down on groups of ATV riders who have hit a sheriff’s deputy and assaulted a pregnant woman and her husband after a fender-bender in recent weeks.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina said police agencies throughout central Florida met this week to plan tactics for discouraging the groups of all-terrain-vehicle and motorcycle riders.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the riders run red lights, pop wheelies and weave in and out of traffic. It’s illegal to ride ATVs on public roads.

Johnathon Ramirez was charged Friday with of criminal mischief and obstructing a police officer.

Last weekend, deputies arrested 12 riders. Many were from South Florida and the Tampa.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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