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Albany residents concerned about illegal dirtbikes and ATVs zooming down streets

September 14, 2018 06:23 PM

ALBANY - Residents in Albany are still upset about illegal ATV and dirtbike activity on their streets and sidewalks.

It's a story NewsChannel 13 has been following for months.

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A video taken on Thursday night shows riders whipping down Delaware right in front of the Boys & Girls Club.

Residents say it happens a lot and they're loud, disruptive and dangerous.

NewsChannel 13 asked former Albany Police Chief Robert Sears about the bikes months ago. He said pursuing them could put the public at more of a risk.

New Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins says he was unaware of this problem before taking over earlier this month. He says the department will be developing a proactive plan to start getting these vehicles off the streets.

He says suspects could face charges if they're caught, including a felony if they try to flee police.

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