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Reckless charges for 3 teen dirt bike riders, ATV driver, cops say

When three teens recklessly driving their dirt bikes and an all-terrain vehicle Sunday in Huntington saw police, they sped off, ditched the machines on the side of the road and then ran into the woods at Berkeley Jackson County Park, police said.

But Officer Paul O’Brien of the canine section and his dog, Argo, tracked the three into the woods, and they were quickly arrested on charges of reckless driving, Suffolk County police said.

Two dirt bikes and an ATV were impounded by police after the arrests at about 5 p.m., police said.

Each of the unidentified teens is 16 years old; they were charged with reckless driving and released to their parents.

Second Precinct Officer James Garside first saw the two dirt bikes and the ATV on southbound Park Avenue at about 4:50 p.m.

Garside followed the three to Berkeley Jackson County Park in Elwood where they abandoned the vehicles and ran into the woods, police said.

Second Precinct Sergeant Steven Surian established a perimeter and then notified the canine section, police said.

The three are scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on Aug. 1.

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