Bikers keep RCMP busy with ‘poker run’ antics

A large, gathering of bikers engaged in a ‘poker run’ kept Ladysmith and assisting RCMP busy Saturday, May 30.

A large, gathering of bikers engaged in a ‘poker run’ kept Ladysmith and assisting RCMP busy Saturday, May 30.

Police estimate up to 70 riders congregated at a clubhouse at Third Avenue near Ladysmith Intermediate School, which is used by a group known as the Veterans.

There were also ‘colour wearing’ Hell’s Angels in the mix states the RCMP report.

During the poker run police observed “blatant acts of disobedience of traffic control devices when the motor cycles were travelling in group formation.”

“This matter is being followed up and investigated,” the report adds

Later that evening a motor vehicle leaving the Veterans club house was reported to have run over a nearby fire hydrant.

“This matter is also under investigation,” states the report.

“Based on wreckage at scene and damage the RCMP members managed to track the offending vehicle and later located it while the subjects, dressed in Veterans Colours, were attempting to repair a flat tire.”

One person has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.