47 arrests made, 58 motorcycles towed during 'Ride of the Century' in St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 5:48 PM

(KMOV.com) -- St. Louis Police said they made 47 arrests and towed 58 motorcycles over Labor Day weekend during the annual Ride of the Century.

City police report making 47 arrests and towing nearly 60 bikes starting last Thursday through Labor Day. The violations ranged from careless and reckless driving to operating stolen motor vehicles St. Louis County arrested six riders for registration violations and towed eight motorcycles.

Police said they set up more patrols after receiving reports of motorcycles going on sidewalks, running red lights and being involved in accidents. Officers were waiting along strategic points, including Interstate 44, as riders broke into groups and went in different directions instead of staying in one group.

This 11th annual event was sponsored by a St. Louis stunt motorcycle team known as Streetfighterz.

Click here to see photos of the event.

Two riders died over the weekend, one in south St. Louis and the other in St. Charles County.

The number of event-related arrests is expected to increase after the Missouri Highway Patrol releases its own statistics later Tuesday.

 

 

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