2008-09-11 / Top Stories

Motorcycles Impounded In Highway Roundup

By Dara Mormile

Police question two cyclists as their motorcycles are taken away on a flatbed truck outside Canarsie Pier.  Photo by Dara MormilePolice question two cyclists as their motorcycles are taken away on a flatbed truck outside Canarsie Pier. Photo by Dara Mormile Cars traveling on the Belt Parkway in the Canarsie area Sunday afternoon were delayed when traffic was backed up for several hours after a highway patrol officer on a motorcycle was injured, apparently by a civilian motorcyclist passing him.

According to a spokesperson for NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the Highway 2 officer, who was on patrol, was headed eastbound when he came upon a group of bikers. One of them allegedly sideswiped the officer's vehicle near the Flatbush Avenue exit and he was slightly injured, the spokesperson said. As a result, the cyclists were pulled over at the traffic circle at Canarsie Pier.

Upon inspection, police found that some of the cyclists had various violations, including driving without a license. Subsequently, owners whose bikes had obvious infractions had their vehicles seized and removed to an impound lot.

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