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ATV, Dirt Bike Riders in 'MLK Rideout' in South Florida



    ATV, Dirt Bike Riders Hit the Streets for the MLK Ride Out

    NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports on the MLK Ride Out that unfolded on the streets of Miami Monday. (Published Monday, Jan. 16, 2017)

    ATV and dirt bike riders hit the streets of South Florida Monday, despite warnings from several law enforcement agencies not to participate in the so-called Martin Luther King Day Rideout.

    The group started in Miami and drove up Interstate 95 to an area near Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

    At one point, the group stopped at a gas station near Northwest 7th Avenue and 100th Street before moving on.

    One bike rider was involved in an apparent crash with a truck in the area of Northwest 167th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue. Footage showed the rider on the ground before he was placed in an ambulance. Another crash happened on Northwest 54th Street and 6th Avenue. A dirt bike rider, identified as 25 year old Javis Charles, was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in extremely critical condition and later died.

    Miami-Dade Police said they towed 33 vehicles and made nine arrests. Broward Sheriff's Office said it made 35 arrests and towed 74 vehicles.

    Hollywood Police said they made more than six arrests and confiscated more than 10 off-road vehicles. The police department posted to Twitter Monday a photo of a suspect in handcuffs wearing a T-shirt that reads: I don't stop for cops.