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Motorcyle gangs caught on camera performing dangerous stunts

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — The California Highway Patrol is cracking down on big groups of motorcyclists doing illegal stunts.  

Several of the rides have been caught on camera and have caused accidents.  

Motorcyclists have been seen popping wheelies down the sidewalk, riding in the middle of the road and doing other dangerous actions that have led to a crash. 

When a CHP officer tried to pull one rider over, he was surrounded and had his mirror broken off.   

Another fell off his bike trying to stop a rider on the curb – the incident in San Diego County was caught on camera. 

"[There's] just blatant disregard for law enforcement. Period, said CHP Officer Jake Sanchez. "Lights,  sirens - it doesn't matter. They just keep doing what they're doing."  

Sanchez says the aggressive behavior has really picked up over the past few months. 

"[There have been] Incidents where they're shutting down the freeway to perform stunts, driving the wrong way on offramps and onramps [and] assaulting patrol cars," said Sanchez.  

When law enforcement heard that more than 100 motorcyclists would be out for an organized ride this Saturday - they were ready. 

"We stopped numerous motorcycles for various violations," said Sanchez.  

They wrote 99 citations, including one to Jess Dorson for not having a light on her license plate. 

"I don't stunt. I don't drive crazy," said Dorson. "And I got pulled over getting onto the onramp."  

She said Saturday's ride was an annual event with popular YouTubers that don't cause trouble. To have officers ticketing for minor fix-it violations, Dorson says it wasn't fair. 

"I believe that there are those few bad apples - that's what they're looking for and they're targeting everybody that's on a sport bike," said Dorson.  

But officers say, it's about being proactive, letting riders know they must follow that law. 

"We're going to strongly enforce the rules of the road to make sure everybody's safe," said Sanchez. 

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