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.
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.
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.