On Friday, June 28, the Allentown Police Department conducted an operation that focused on ATVs and dirt bikes being driven illegally on city streets.
Friday’s operation resulted in the seizure of two dirt bikes and two ATVs. The operation was cut short by weather, but was still effective despite the abbreviated time frame.
A total of 30 citations were issued for the following offenses:
- Reckless Driving: 1
- Careless Driving: 2
- DUI suspended – 1
- Suspended - 1
- Operation of vehicle w/o license for that class – 3
- Registration: 3
- No insurance – 3
- No inspection – 3
- Lighting requirements – 12
- Protective equipment required – 1
The Department has partnered with the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office with the goal of eliminating this activity. District Attorney James Martin has assigned an assistant district attorney to assist with the prosecution of offenders.
Future operations are planned.