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More dirt bikes, ATVs reported zooming around Cleveland

Posted: 1:32 PM, Aug 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-19 17:32:06Z
Dirt bikes, ATVs seen zooming around CLE...again

Cleveland police received more calls of large groups of dirt bikes and ATVs riding around various highway locations on Saturday.

Police said reports of the groups came in around 6 p.m. Dirt bikes and ATVs were spotted on I-70, 176 and I-480, according to authorities. One viewer contacted News 5 concerned when he saw two riders popping wheelies at the I-90 West/I-71 South split near downtown. He said cars were forced to swerve.

Officials estimated about 100 dirt bikes and ATVs were caught taking over city street in Lakewood and Cleveland last weekend. The drivers refused to stop for officers who attempted traffic stops, according to police.

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Last weekend's incident prompted residents and city leaders to call for a reevaluation of Cleveland police’s “no-chase” policy, but the mayor’s office said there are no plans to change protocol at this time.