Wheely frustrating! Gang of motorcyclists bring Maryland highway to a standstill as they perform tricks in front of infuriated drivers
- The group on motorbikes were filmed riding doing tricks on the Capital Beltway
- Police officials said that they shared the outrage and concern over the incident
- It comes just one week after a group of drivers were seen doing doughnuts
- Maryland State Police have pledged more law enforcement to police the issue
Dozens of motorcyclists brought a Maryland highway to a standstill as they halted traffic to perform tricks in front of infuriated drivers.
The bikers were filmed pulling tricks in the middle of the highway with a number of vehicles behind them waiting to get through, prompting Maryland State Police to promise more law enforcement.
The group on motorbikes were caught on camera riding down the Capital Beltway, the highway that surrounds Washington DC, on Sunday.
Bikers were filmed blocking a highway and pulling tricks prompting Maryland State Police to promise more law enforcement. Pictured: Someone on a motorcycle in the middle of the road
Footage shows the bikers holding up vehicles on the road for a couple of minutes while doing various tricks on their motorbikes, before they speed off, finally releasing the traffic. Countless motorbikes were shown riding past the camera.
Police officials said that they shared the outrage and concern over the incident, and that they are now searching for those involved.
‘The Maryland Department of State Police shares the concerns and outrage associated with the incident that occurred on the Capital Beltway yesterday afternoon in Prince George’s County,’ Lt. Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr. of the Maryland State Police said in a statement provided to 7News.
The statement added that ‘additional resources’ would be put in place in the area to prevent the highway from becoming obstructed again.
‘While specific details will not be made public regarding upcoming initiatives, the Maryland State Police, along with law enforcement partners will be supplementing our patrol force by dispatching additional resources throughout the region,’ the statement said.
‘As we continue to find ways to maximize our efforts, state police continue to focus on public safety in every jurisdiction of our state.
‘The safety of Maryland’s motorists remains our highest priority.’
The police department encouraged anyone with information about who was riding the bikes to contact officers at the Forestville Barrack by phone at 301-568-8101 or by email at [email protected] or the College Park Barrack by phone at 301-345-3101 or by email at [email protected]
The group on motorbikes were caught on camera riding down the Capital Beltway, the highway that surrounds Washington DC, on Sunday. Footage shows the bikers holding up vehicles on the road for a couple of minutes while doing various tricks on their motorbikes
It comes just one week after a group of drivers were seen doing doughnuts on the same highway.
Vehicles were seen blocking traffic to allow at least two cars to spin doughnuts, with some other drivers getting out of their cars to watch last Saturday evening.
One driver involved has been identified as 20-year-old Jonathan C. Iraheta from Beltsville, who has been charged with travelling 90 mph in a 35 mph zone, reckless driving, negligent driving, aggressive driving, following too closely, and unsafe lane change. He faces up to $1,800 in fines.