NEW BEDFORD — A city man is arrested after recklessly driving an ATV and nearly causing several accidents.

New Bedford Police received a report Wednesday afternoon of a person recklessly operating an ATV on the street in the area of Rockland Street, Bonney Street and Cove Road, and disrputing the flow of traffic. It is illegal to drive an ATV on public roads.

Police located the ATV, and observed the driver nearly causing several accidents, including almost crashing into a police cruiser.

The driver, 23-year-old Jose Rivera-Rosado of Belleville Avenue, was arrested and charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and operating with a suspended/revoked license.