NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man stood charged with multiple counts Wednesday after he allegedly performed stunts with a motorcycle along with a group in Times Square and nearly ran over an officer, police said.
Christian Ruiz, 22, of Queens, was arrested at 1:38 a.m. this past Saturday at 47th Street and Seventh Avenue, police said.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Timeline Of Road Trip With Fiance Brian Laundrie, Notable Dates And Events
Ruiz was seen on a white motorcycle swerving in and out of traffic, stopping traffic and doing ‘donuts’ in the street, police said.
Vehicles and pedestrians had to swerve out of the way to avoid risk of injuries, police said.
The suspect attempted to flee and almost ran over a responding police officer, police said.READ MORE: Body Cam Video Shows Aftermath Of Argument Between Gabby Petito, Fiancé Weeks Before Her Last Call To Family
The suspect was part of a group of 30 people on motorcycles and four-wheelers in the area that night, police said.
Instagram video showed the bikers doing stunts in the street and a man on a white Ducati motorcycle being stopped by police.New York Millionaire Robert Durst Found Guilty Of Best Friend Susan Berman’s Murder