Police seized three motorcycles, two of which exceeded the legal engine size allowed in the Virgin Islands, on Aug. 2.
The Road Policing Unit and the Armed Response Unit located the cycles at different locations on Tortola, and their riders were arrested, according to a police press release issued on Aug. 4.
One of the arrested riders was charged with driving without a licence and driving without insurance. Another was discharged pending further investigation. They were controlling two cycles with prohibited engine sizes of 1300cc and 750cc.
“Advice is being sought on further charges through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution,” police stated.
Additionally, the rider of a 125cc motorcycle was “reported for” driving without a licence and driving without insurance, police said.
Police Commissioner Mark Collins said operations targeting motorists who violate road traffic laws will continue during the summer months.
“Those operations to pursue owners of illegal bikes and those that cause a noise nuisance are specifically planned to minimise the risks to riders, the public and officers,” the press release stated.