ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York troopers say they have charged eight motorcyclists with misdemeanors and given them 173 traffic tickets following what authorities describe as a summer stunt ride through two upstate counties.
State police say nearly 100 motorcycle riders gathered on July 27 for a stunt show on private property in Queensbury, then rode recklessly through Glens Falls south through Warren County and into Saratoga County.
After getting 911 calls from motorists about motorcycles driving into oncoming traffic, on sidewalks, speeding, passing on shoulders and running red lights, troopers say they stopped a group in Wilton, issued tickets, had motorcycles towed and also charged one man with felony vehicular assault.
The charges announced Friday follow a two-month investigation.
Police say many riders said they were part of "Section 518," a local area code reference.