Maryland to crack down on illegal ATVs over Labor Day weekend

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. -- Maryland State Police and the PG Police Department are teaming up this holiday weekend to enforce laws prohibiting illegal ATV and dirt bike use.

"Riding ATVs and unlicensed dirt bikes on county roadways and highways is illegal," clarified a press release posted on Friday.

Photos will be taken of illegal riders, who will be cited and have their vehicles confiscated. 50 PG officers and 25 state troopers will be working on this effort, and they'll also use aircraft to monitor roadways.

The police now also have tire deflating devices to debilitate fleeing suspects in case of a police chase. They ask anyone with knowledge of illegal ATV or dirt bike operation to call 911.

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