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Senate Bill Lets Cities And Towns Confiscate ATVs, Dirt Bikes

Senate Bill Lets Cities And Towns Confiscate ATVs, Dirt Bikes

By a 33-2 vote the Senate early Tuesday approved legislation imposing stiffer penalties for people caught riding dirt bikes, ATVs or mini motorcycles on city streets.

The bill, which now heads to the House for consideration, would allow cities and towns with populations of more than 20,000 to seize and auction off the offenders' vehicles.

"The cities of our state ... are experiencing the scourge of individuals who are terrorizing, and I don't use that word lightly, terrorizing our neighborhoods," said Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford.

Sen. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, said he'd seen dangerous riders right around the corner from the...

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