A man and his female passenger were injured following a motorcycle accident at the T intersection of Lucas and Lane Streets on Scottsburg's north side.
Patrolmen Greg Green and Shawn Hurt were dispatched by 9-1-1 staff just before 8:45 p.m. when the injury accident was reported. They found a Honda Passport, described as a small motorcycle, in the front yard of 839 Lane Street near the couple who was also lying down.
According to observations made by Ptl. Hurt, the bike appeared to have been traveling east on Lucas St. Driver Timothy J. Daniels, 28, Chattanooga, Tn., told the officer that he struck the curb on the east side of Lane St., throwing the pair from the bike.
Daniels said he was the driver. He also said he'd noticed “...the bike wasn't running right” before the mishap. Ptl. Hurt said he noted the odor of alcohol on the man's breath as they talked. He said Daniels related he'd had four beers.
The woman, identified as Leslie Ellen Anderson, 22, Scottsburg, was unable to give the officers information. She experienced severe neck pain, while Daniels was suffering back pain. One of his lungs collapsed. Both were assisted by Scott County EMS technicians at the scene. They were then transported to Scott Memorial Hospital.
The bike was impounded by Ptl. Hurt, who cited Daniels later for having no proof of insurance. Other charges are pending.
Officers were assisted at the scene by Scottsburg First Responders.