Motorcycles Impounded In Highway Roundup
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.