CMPD makes arrests linked to a group of dangerous cyclists

Officers say one of the suspects on the bikes assaulted a man. All were charged with reckless driving.

CHARLOTTE, NC — A persistent problem of groups of dangerous cyclists traveling in and around Uptown is seeing solutions with the help of recent arrests made by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Last Thursday, CMPD officers responded to an assault in Uptown where a man said he was punched by a stranger. Investigators said the suspect was associated with a group of cyclists known to ride dangerously through Uptown and disrupt traffic.

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Five arrests followed with suspects between the ages of 15 and 39. All were charged with reckless driving. Five bicycles were also seized as part of the investigation.

WCNC Charlotte has previously reported on the CMPD’s efforts to crack down on reckless bikers.

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In an online statement, CMPD states:

“The CMPD is aware of the continuing problem of groups of reckless bicyclists in downtown and other parts of Charlotte. Our officers will continue their proactive patrols to help hold these individuals accountable for their actions.”

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posted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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