Four people were arrested after a large group of dirt bike riders congregated and rode through Auckland yesterday afternoon.

The arrested riders saw their bikes impounded.

It began when about 20 riders began to congregate in Manurewa shortly after midday.

“The group got larger and drove into Newmarket, Parnell then Tamaki Drive before heading back into Counties Manukau,” Senior Sergeant Anton Maisey said in a statement today.

“They continued back to Manurewa and turned off at Mahia Rd, onto Roscommon Rd where a number of police units intercepted the group and were able to disrupt them.

“Police and the wider community have zero tolerance for this dangerous driving that puts other motorists and members of the public at risk,” Maisey said, adding police received more than 40 calls related to the group’s “poor driving behaviour”.

Police won’t tolerate this sort of offending, Maisey said.

“These riders show a complete disregard for others. At one stage there was close to 80 dirt bike riders blocking intersections and riding on the wrong side of the road.

“We will continue to hold these riders to account and impound their bikes.

“Yesterday’s actions will continue to be investigated and we will utilise all available avenues around enforcement.”

A 21-year-old man, a 25-year-old man, and a 24-year-old man face charges related to the incident.

A 14-year-old was referred to Youth Aid Services.

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