Just after 6:30 on Sunday evening multiple riders on dirt bikes and ATVs choose Newark’s Main Street as their target for their lawlessness this week.
For over two years FSU has received reports of large groups of riders violating traffic laws almost every week. For the most part, residents that have contacted us say they have grown frustrated with the flagrant disregard of traffic laws and the taunting of law enforcement by these riders.
Last Sunday a large group of riders crisscrossed New Castle County violating traffic laws for much of the day. Delaware State Police say that incident ended with the robbery of a tow truck driver that was transporting a seized ATV.
Sources in law enforcement tell FSU that leadership has told them not to engage with these groups but did not indicate what the reasoning was.
During this latest ride, one rider on a dirt bike took to the sidewalk on Main Street causing pedestrians to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.
One reader that was aware of the incident on Sunday took some snapshots from traffic cameras and sent those to us.