Motorcyclist Accused of Riding in Fire Area

A national motocross champion was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of riding a motorcycle in a hazardous fire area, authorities said.

It was the fourth time that Michael Kiedrowski, 23, of Acton was caught riding in a prohibited area, Lt. Don Rodriguez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The other three times he was cited at the scene and released, Rodriguez said.

A sheriff's helicopter spotted Kiedrowski and three other motorcyclists in Baker Canyon, a remote area off Sierra Highway, Rodriguez said. Their bikes lacked spark arresters, which put out possible sparks from the exhaust that could cause a fire, Rodriquez said.

Kiedrowski, who could not be reached for comment, was booked on the misdemeanor charge at the Santa Clarita sheriff's station and released on his own recognizance, Rodriguez said.

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
59°