Bikers arrested for blocking I-25

9NEWS @ 9. 9/6/2016

DENVER - 9Wants to Know has confirmed Denver police have arrested three men for their involvement in a motorcycle demonstration that blocked Interstate 25 in July.

Clinton Hawkins, 27, and Richard Patton, 33, both of Colorado Springs, have been arrested on traffic warrants out of Denver. Their bikes have also been seized under the city’s nuisance abatement ordinance.

Ryan Easton, 29, of Pueblo, has also been arrested.

The three were each charged with reckless driving and speed exhibition.

Court paperwork obtained by 9Wants to Know reveals YouTube, Facebook and Instagram videos were crucial in helping police identify the bikers who are seen on camera doing stunts.

Lt. Robert Rock, who leads traffic investigation for Denver Police, said the demonstration put the public at extreme risk.

“When you are doing stuff like this on a highway. There's no other place where people are driving faster. And the faster people are driving, the less time they have to react,” Lt. Rob Rock said.

A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department said there could be more arrests and seizures of bikes related to the “Kill Da Streetz” demonstration. Organizers behind the demonstration claimed the goal was to call attention to biker safety and awareness.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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