A dirt bike and ATV rally in Atlanta got out of hand Sunday, ending with the arrest of two men, one of whom appears on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.”
Police said about 400 dirt bikes, ATVs and other motorized vehicles were traveling near Ralph McGill and Piedmont avenues on Sunday afternoon when an Atlanta Police Department officer noticed several of them were running red lights and driving on the wrong side of the road.
When the officer approached the vehicles, he was surrounded as they “popped wheelies and drove very recklessly,” according to a police report.
The officer then noticed a three-wheeled, red Polaris Slingshot near the back of the pack that ran multiple red lights and drove on the wrong side of the road. After pulling the vehicle over, he arrested Kirk Frost on multiple charges, including reckless driving, operating an unregistered vehicle, failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, driving on the wrong side of the roadway and five counts of failure to obey a traffic control device.
Frost, a 46-year-old who frequently appears the VH1 show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” wasn’t the only one to go to jail that evening for allegedly joyriding around Atlanta.
Demarcus Jordan, 28, was arrested at a gas station on Moreland Avenue after allegedly blocking traffic near the I-20 eastbound expressway with a pack of other dirt bike and ATV drivers. While on the scene, the responding officer noticed “approximately 30-50 dirt bikes start to circle the location,” according to a police report.
Jordan was charged with reckless driving and operating an off-road vehicle on a city street after attempting to flee the scene on his dirt bike, police said.
Frost and Jordan were released from the Atlanta city jail on Monday after posting $3,502 and $2,131 bond, respectively.
Frost and Jordan were just two of hundreds of off-road vehicle drivers to take to Atlanta’s streets this past weekend, participating in an event known as #RayDay5. The Instagram hashtag includes several photos of dirt bike and ATV riders navigating public roads in and around the city — which is illegal, according to state laws.
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— Staff writer Tyler Estep contributed to this report.