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Report: East Haven Police Arrest Quad Drivers for Reckless Driving, Taunting Officers

Three men have been arrested after they allegedly repeatedly challenged EHPD officers to chase them as the riders did tricks on their four-wheel all-terrain vehicles around town, according to a New Haven Register report.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published in February 2013. Due to a site issue, however, when attempting to edit the post's photo content, the story's publication date was automatically reset to today's date. I just wanted to make readers aware that this is an OLDER story and not a new arrest report.]

East Haven Police have arrested three men for allegedly repeatedly taunting and challenging officers to chase them as they did tricks on their four-wheel all-terrain vehicles around town, according to a New Haven Register report.

The newspaper reports that the group of local men would find an EHPD patrol car, usually in the area of Main Street and Hemingway Avenue, and then perform wheelies or other tricks in an attempt to get the officer to enter into a pursuit.

The men would then reportedly frequently film the incidents and then post them on a Facebook page they created to promote their stunts.

Mark Mastracchio, 29, was charged with liability for the acts of others; Michael Esposito, 27, and Joseph Arcangelo, 28, were charged with reckless driving, failure to bring a motor vehicle to a full stop and operating an all-terrain vehicle without registration, the Register's Jennifer Swift reports.

bibledoctor02 February 27, 2013 at 03:08 PM
mmm children in adult bodies
J February 27, 2013 at 05:16 PM
So what there quads any one can ride them and have fun but not taunting the police or being stupid on them thats a different story. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
eileen February 27, 2013 at 08:06 PM
They are a nuisance in my area, too. Up and down Sorrento Ave., Hill St., Silver Sands Rd. on the lawn of D C Moore School. Time for these idiots to grow up - they are in their mid-twenties. No wonder other countries are leaving us in the dust. While our idiots are riding around on quads, their kids are studying.
eileen February 27, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Ann - sorry you are still having problems with these idiots. Interesting you mentioned Farview Ave. I am dying to move and wanted to look at a house on that street, and was disappointed that there was already a deposit on it. Guess that was a blessing in disguise. Guess I will hold out for a 55+ community. No ATV's then; probably more likely to encounter golf carts.
Kim October 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Now let's go after the idiots that ride on one wheel of their motorcycles up and down Laurel Street.

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