Monday, July 10, 2017




Middletown police chief says keep ATVs and dirt bikes of city streets

MIDDLETOWN – Police Chief Ramon Bethencourt has a message to parents: tell your kids to keep their ATVs and dirt bikes off Middletown city streets.

The chief said those vehicles should not be on public thoroughfares to begin with, not to mention the problems they can cause.

“Four your knowledge, ATVs and dirt bikes are not permitted on the roadway by New York State law, but my fear is that someone is going to get hurt eventually. So, to the parents, please do your best to make sure your child is not operating these vehicles on the roadway. It is creating a hazardous and dangerous, not only for them, my officers, but also our residents who are not involved in these situations.”  

Bethencourt said his officers have been chasing those illegal vehicles off Middletown city streets with the summer weather upon us.


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