Scrambler seized and rider arrested after police gave chase in Carrick

Police have seized this scrambler.
Police have seized this scrambler.

The rider of a scrambler who tried to flee police officers had his bike seized in Carrick at the weekend.

A PSNI spokesperson explained: “Officers from the District Support Team in Antrim were assisting their colleagues in Carrickfergus on Saturday when they came across this vehicle being ridden on the public road.

“The rider attempted to evade police but was arrested and later charged with a number of motoring offences.

The bike was also seized.

Police have seized a number of scramblers in the East Antrim area in recent months.

In January, the owner of a scrambler fled from officers at North Road.

They were alerted to the vehicle when the rider experienced difficulties getting the machine started.

The owner was warned that he would be questioned about motoring offences when he arrived to claim it.

Police have stated that the illegal use of scramblers, “mini motos” and pit bikes on public land, roads and footpaths has been “causing a lot of concern” in the Carrick and Larne area.