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West Hartford Police: Reckless Motorcyclists Charged, Bikes Towed

West Hartford Police towed several motorcycles from the Center on Wednesday and their operators face multiple charges. West Hartford Police Facebook photo

West Hartford Police charged several motorcycle operators with a slew of traffic offenses, and confiscated the motorcycles on Wednesday.

By Ronni Newton

A group of motorcycle operators who had been driving recklessly on Farmington Avenue on Wednesday afternoon face multiple charges, according to information shared by West Hartford Police on their Facebook page.

According to police, an officer on patrol at approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday spotted several motorcycles speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and failing to obey traffic control signals as they headed west on Farmington Avenue from Prospect Avenue.

Minutes later, police said the located the motorcycles parked in West Hartford Center, and arrested the operators, who each face a slew of charges including failure to maintain a proper lane, failure to obey traffic control signal, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle in violation of license classification, operating a motor vehicle with no license, misuse of plates, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and no insurance.

“We value the safety of our motorists and pedestrians and are thankful that there were no injuries stemming from these reckless acts,” police said in their Facebook post. “If you witness any similar activity, please notify the police department immediately.” The routine police department phone number is 860-523-5203.

Further details, including the names and ages of the operators who were arrested, were not provided by police.

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