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5 Bicycle Riders Accused Of Drunken Riding

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five bicycle riders have been arrested on suspicion of riding under the influence in South Los Angeles after officers gave sobriety tests to a pack of pre-dawn bikers.

KNX 1070′s Chris Sedens reports.


California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Ruiz says officers were called to the Baldwin Hills area at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday after a bicycle lost control and crashed to the pavement.

Ruiz says while officers were there, 15 bicyclists came up to check on their friend. Ruiz says they were riding on both sides of the street without helmets and were barely visible to motorists.

Ruiz says officers smelled alcohol and conducted field sobriety tests on the bikers. He says five men, ages 18 to 22, were arrested, cited for bicycle DUI and released. He says one arrestee was the accident victim, who wasn’t seriously injured.

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