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More than 150 Hells Angels and other outlaw motorcycle gang members blocked the Trans Canada Highway Saturday during their annual ride to Victoria from Nanaimo. and other RCMP from Vancouver Island gathered near Duncan to monitor the large group of bikers.
"Police had information that the bikers would be riding today," said Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, spokesman for the unit. "And with May being Motorcycle Safety Month, police wanted to take this opportunity to conduct road safety checks on the bikers."
oakley sunglasses discount many of the bikers ignored red lights, speeded excessively and passed other vehicles in an unsafe manner after leaving Nanaimo. Road safety traffic members were there to inspect the bikes, make sure they were in good working order and conduct noise decibel meter tests on their pipes, Houghton said.
But the bikers refused to pull into the area that police had cordoned off.
Police said they documented the refusals and will be following up with appropriate enforcement action.
"They stopped, blocked traffic. There was a discussion between us and them, and ultimately they were allowed to proceed," said Houghton, who was not at the scene.
"There were no physical confrontations, but I understand they weren’t too happy with us. They were yelling at us. But that’s something that we’re used to when
cheap fake oakley sunglasses we’re dealing with groups like this."
Asked if it was a tense situation, Houghton replied that there is the potential for violence any time there is an interaction between a lot of
wholesale cheap oakley sunglasses motorcycle gang members and the police. who are convicted felons. They have drugs or violence related offenses, and some have even been before the courts for murder," he said.
Houghton said the traffic stop was neither a success nor a failure.
Houghton said traffic on the highway was at a standstill for 15 to 20 minutes.
wholesale cheap oakley sunglasses a nice day like this, it was an inconvenience for people. We
wholesale oakleys did have a
cheap oakleys very large area off to the side of the road, and if the bikers had complied, there would have been no delay in traffic. But they chose not to," he said.
"Seeing a large group of bikers rolling down the highway and through towns can be intimidating for the public, and that is their intention to intimidate," Houghton
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