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6 motorcycles seized for reckless driving in Queens, 2 were stolen, NYPD says

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Posted at 11:20 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 13:07:16-04

ASTORIA, Queens — Six motorcyclists had their bikes seized on Saturday for reckless driving, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Sunday.

Two of the motorcycles were determined to be stolen, he added.

Chief of Department Terence Monahan posted a photo of the motorcycles on Twitter with a warning to other motorcyclists tempted to drive recklessly now that the weather has warmed up.

“When the weather is nice, some people think it’s okay to come out and recklessly ride motorcycles, endangering New Yorkers. But, NYPD cops are out too,” Monahan said on Twitter. “These motorcycles were seized today in #Queens — two were found to be stolen. Outstanding work by all of NY’s Finest!”

The incident took place near Astoria Park in Queens.

Shea said officers issued "too many summonses to count" for moving violations and reckless driving by motorcyclists on Saturday.

Two people are facing charges related to the stolen motorcycles, an NYPD spokesperson said.