You likely remember the tale: Back in March of this year, a driver on a San Francisco stretch of 101 was surrounded and attacked by a group of dirt bike riders, apparently because he interrupted their wheelie-popping sideshow. Four months later, the California Highway Patrol says they've nabbed three of the suspects, all of whom are cooling their heels in San Francisco County Jail.
35-year-old Alex Quintana, who would commute to San Francisco from Modesto to drive for ride-hail services Uber and Lyft, says that on the evening of March 8, the bikers shattered his window as he drove on 101 near Cesar Chavez. When he got out of the car to avoid the glass, four to five bikers then began beating him, kicking him when he was down, and ultimately broke one of his legs in three places, and broke his nose and caused nerve damage.
In a press release posted to Facebook Friday, the CHP says that they "simultaneously served multiple arrest and search warrants on four homes in the San Francisco area" on Wednesday morning as a result of their investigation into the case.
Three men, all SF residents, were arrested: 33-year-old Derwayne A. Johnson, 25-year-old Gabriel Rodriguez, and 19-year-old Jarrell E. Williams Jr. "The arrested parties face some to all of the following charges," the CHP writes, "assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit a crime, assault, battery, vandalism, possession of stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance."
During the raid (photos and video of which are below) the CHP says they also "recovered several firearms, a stolen dirt bike, money, and a small amount of drugs."
The CHP says that they identified the trio "after an extensive investigation where CHP officers reviewed the videos of this incident taken by passing motorists, obtained positive identifications from CHP and San Francisco Police Department officers who previously had contact with these individuals, and followed up on information provided from the public."
All three of the men have been booked into San Francisco County Jail, police confirm, where they reportedly remain as of Friday afternoon.