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Cops looking for ATV, dirt bike riders who drove recklessly on Sunrise Highway

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police First Precinct Crime Section officers have released an image of one of the ATV riders who they said they are seeking in connection with the reckless driving of the vehicles on Sunrise Highway on Sunday. Credit: SCPD

As many as 70 ATV, off-road dirt bike and motorcycle riders created a hazardous situation for Long Island drivers Sunday night, riding recklessly along Sunrise Highway from Brentwood into Nassau County and back again, Suffolk police said.

Investigators are offering a reward for information leading to the riders' arrests.

A photo released by Suffolk police shows one rider wearing a red T-shirt, camouflage shorts and a baseball cap while standing on a yellow four-wheeler and riding with the front wheels off the ground.

Police said the photo was taken at 5:09 p.m. Sunday on the Sunrise Highway service road near the AMF Babylon Lanes bowling alley in West Babylon. Police did not provide details on how they acquired the photo.

It is illegal under all circumstances to ride an all-terrain vehicle on a public road, police said. Most off-road motorcycles are prohibited on public streets because they do not meet federal safety standards for public use and cannot be issued license plates.

First Precinct Crime Section investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS and said callers are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to arrests in the case. Tipsters can also contact investigators by texting SCPD and a message to CRIMES (274637) or by emailing tips via www.tipsubmit.com. All tipsters will remain confidential, police said.

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