West Haven Man Accused of Riding Recklessly, Doing Stunts on City Streets

West Haven police have arrested a man believed to be part of a group that rode dirt bikes, quad and motorcycles recklessly through city streets in August.

West Haven police arrested 22-year-old Aaron Soto Tuesday. Investigators say Soto was part of a group of dirt bikes, motorcycle and quad riders seen riding through the city streets on Aug. 26.

According to police, Soto was seen doing wheelies and other stunts, driving on the other side of the road, and purposely cutting off and taunting other drivers.

West Haven and other towns and cities have an ongoing problem with these kinds of rides. It is illegal to ride dirt bikes, ATVs and quads on city streets and stunts can put riders and other vehicles in danger.

Soto was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering/resisting an officer, disobeying the signal of an officer, and breach of peace.

The investigation is ongoing and police are looking to identify other riders. Anyone with information is asked to contact C.R.O. Beutel at 203-937-3900. Tips can be made anonymously.

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