LATHAM, N.Y. – Eight motorcyclists have been arrested on a number of criminal charges and a total of 173 traffic tickets connected to a street stunt ride through two counties.
New York State Police say that on July 27, 2013, about 100 motorcyclists gathered on a posted private property in Queensbury to hold a stunt show. During the event, the group, named "Section 518" rode through Glens Falls and into Saratoga County. Authorities say the motorcyclists were driving recklessly during the illegal stunt show.
State Police received a number of phone calls about motorists being run off the road and witnesses reckless driving by "Section 518." Witnesses told authorities that the motorcyclists were driving into oncoming traffic, drove on sidewalks and passed other motorists on the shoulders. The group is also accused of speeding, running through red lights, forcing other vehicles off the road, and performing stunts on highways.
A large number of Troopers were sent to the scene along with a State Police helicopter. The large group of motorcyclists were apprehended in the Town of Wilton. While on the scene, authorities issued a number of tickets and motorcycles were towed.
Following a 2 month long investigation, 8 men were recently arrested. New York State Police said they used law enforcement and witness accounts and videos from motorcyclists and law enforcement were analyzed.
The following is a list of the 8 men arrested, they are all facing misdemeanors or traffic and vehicle violations unless otherwise noted.