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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –A Lee County man shown doing wild motorcycle stunts in videos posted on You Tube is now in jail for pulling the reckless stunts.

Investigators saw the videos and tracked him down.

Now they're looking for the other people shown in the Internet videos to try to put a stop to it.

20 year old Logan Duke was arrested at his home in Lee County this morning, and charged with six counts of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators say they can't believe what he was doing on the Liberty Bypass, and how much danger he posed to other drivers.

Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators have been looking at these videos on You Tube for quite a while, trying to identify that rider and the people making the videos.

Captain Craig Dodd said "9 months ago into some reports of a group called the Georgia Street Runnerz, that was placing videos on You Tube of people committing very dangerous acts on public roadways. In Dougherty County and surrounding counties."

Thursday Investigators arrested 20 year Logan Duke, and said that is him doing wheelies, even standing on his bike about 70 miles an hour on the bypass in traffic.

Sheriff Kevin Sproul said "We're going to put a stop to this. This is very dangerous. Not only to them, riding the bikes, but to other people around. If they lost control of that bike and run it up under someone else's car, it could cause a wreck and kill the occupants in that vehicle too."

The Sheriff says he is also mad that they put these videos on You Tube for kids to see.

Sproul said "I'm afraid younger kids will see this and want their parents to go buy them a bike, so they can get out and try the trick a little bit better."

Sheriff Sproul urges parents to check out their teens with bikes like these, and know what they are doing on them. He says he takes this very seriously, and he plans to arrest as many of these young people with Duke as possible.

The Sheriff's Office is asking you to help them stop these motorcycle stunt drivers for You Tube, and get them off the road. They have identified them on roads in Lee, Dougherty, Terrell and Baker Counties. If you have any information about the Georgia Street Runnerz, or people in these videos, call the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office at 431-3222.

Shortly after the Sheriff's Investigators arrested Duke, those videos were taken off You Tube. But investigators have copies and plan to use them to prosecute the other riders and spectators.

Duke remains in the Dougherty County Jail.

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