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Took Atvs on Van Wyck Joyride

Cops Bust Pair For Reckless Expwy. Driving

Police collared two individuals who allegedly were part of a group that recklessly rode all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes along the Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica last Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, it was reported.

Two all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and a dirt bike were seized by police from riders who took a joyride on the Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica last Saturday, Aug. 30.

According to law enforcement sources, officers from the 107th Precinct observed the group riding dangouersly-including one in an opposite traffic lane- along the highway near Hillside Avenue at about 5 p.m. last Saturday.

Following reports that riders in the two groups were driving recklessly, police arrested two individuals–Equilla Ross, 39, of Mount Vernon and Omid Bedi, 30, of Lawrence Street in Flushing.

Officers allegedly observed Bedi drive a blue Yamaha ATV onto the expressway via an exit ramp. According to police he then continued onto the expressway, driving against traffic, it was noted

After traffic slowed to avoid striking him, Bedi was cuffed without further incident, according to law enforcement. He was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal nuisance, reckless driving, unregistered motorcycle and improper license violation, police said.

Ross was allegedly seen riding recklessly with a different group, it was noted. Officers were able to slow traffic and slapped the cuffs on Ross when he tried to flee past the stopped vehicles, police said.

Ross was charged with two counts of criminal nuisance, police stated.

The group Ross was among included a rider who eluded arrest after he lifted his motorcycle over the expressway median and drove off in the opposite direction of the police, law enforcement sources stated.

Riders in this group left some hardware on the roadway, as a black Yamaha ATV, an orange Yamaha ATV and a blue dirt bike were ditched on the expressway, police stated.

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