UTICA, N.Y. – A Utica man was arrested and issued 76 traffic summonses for illegally and recklessly operating an ATV, according to police.
Jerry Montijo-Soler, 29, of Utica, is accused of refusing to stop for police while illegally driving his ATV on city streets, and is charged with fleeing from police, a misdemeanor.
UPD is strictly enforcing laws against riding ATVs in restricted areas after receiving several complaints.
Utica police remind residents that it is illegal to ride ATVs, dirt bikes and mini-bikes on public highways or within city parks.
Police say the ATVs are damaging city parks and pose a danger to other drivers on the highways.