At approximently 6:50 pm Monday, the Oakley Police Department took two dirt bike riders into custody who drove recklessly through the city.
According to police, an Oakley Police officer saw a trio of small dirt bikes being operated recklessly on Main Street near Live Oak Avenue. The reckless driving included all three riders running a red light. The police officer tried to stop the bikes but they lead him on a pursuit down Main Street. One of the dirt bikes fled onto Vintage Parkway.
Officers continued following the remaining two dirt bikes that continued to flee on Main Street and then onto O’Hara Avenue.
Oakley Police officer were joined by other officers and one of the riders was apprehended at O’Hara Avenue and Home Street while the last remaining dirt bike continued to flee on O’Hara Avenue. That dirt bike made it to Lone Tree Way and tried to negotiate a turn, but hit a curb and came to a crashing halt.
Both riders were placed under arrest for reckless driving and for fleeing officers. Both riders will also be checked out at the hospital as a precaution.
The names of the riders were not released.
Will update upon more info released by Oakley Police Department