A D.C. man has been charged in an April incident of riding dirt bikes and ATVs in Arlington County, authorities said.
Stephon Williams, 24, has been charged with operating an ATV on the highway, reckless driving, felony eluding and other charges, according to Arlington County Police.
The incident happened about 7:14 p.m. on April 9, when a police officer was trying to make a traffic stop in the 1200 block of N. Courthouse Road, near Arlington Boulevard. The officer saw a large group of ATVs and dirt bikes headed westbound on Arlington Boulevard.
The officer activated his in-car camera system and monitored the group of riders before they left the county, police said.
Police came up with a description of the suspect, and Williams was later arrested in the District. He will be extradited to Virginia.
Officials warn that dirt bikes and ATVs are dangerous to other drivers on the road and pedestrians. It is illegal to operate them on the road.
It is often difficult for law enforcement to chase or catch drivers of ATVs and dirt bikes because they have to weigh the surrounding safety concerns of the public.