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Buffalo Police impound 31 illegal vehicles during ATV crackdown operation

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Posted at 4:22 AM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 18:51:05-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department is cracking down on the use of ATVs in the city.

Police say Sunday afternoon they teamed up with New York State Police for an ATV operation. They impounded a total of 31 illegal vehicles. The department says they also issued 40 summonses and made three arrests.

Helicopters were out again Monday on the same mission.

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This has been an ongoing problem in the City of Buffalo. It prompted a new law, making it more expensive and harder to get an impounded vehicle back from police. That law went into effect in March.

In April Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo said the department had impounded 33 ATVs and dirt bikes since the start of a new program to combat illegal use. To date, the department says it has impounded 89.