FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Police are investigating an ongoing problem in Fort St. John: off-road vehicle operators that tear up along city streets.
On Monday, the Fort St John RCMP received several complaints in the late afternoon of three individuals speeding throughout town riding a dirt bike, and two quads. While police do not know the make and model of the vehicles, they can confirm that the ATV’s were racing-style quads.
The driver of the white dirt bike is described as:
- wearing a white tee shirt with black writing on it
- grey shorts
- white colored full face helmet
The driver of the green quad is described as:
- wearing a blue tee shirt with black pants
- multi colored red, white and black backpack
- full face helmet
The driver of the white quad is described as:
- wearing a grey sleeveless shirt and black pants
- green and grey full face helmet
The three were seen stunting throughout Fort St. John, driving at upwards of 100 km/h at times, and doing doughnuts in the area of Kin Park. Police attempted to pull the riders over on several occasions, but they managed to get away.
The RCMP say that this is an ongoing issue in the City of Fort St John and the surrounding communities. In recent years police have investigated a number of deaths and serious injuries caused by reckless driving behavior.
Cst. Nancy Saggar with the Fort St. John RCMP said that “[police] are seeking the public’s assistance in helping to identify the drivers. We are also asking the drivers of these vehicles to come forward and identify themselves.”
“If you or anyone you know has information regarding the identity of the drivers or further descriptors of the vehicles including who they may belong to, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. You can also report this anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.”