Riding a motorcycle after drinking alcohol – or otherwise being impaired, such as being on drugs – continues to be a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. This has been seen in many national and Illinois motorcycle accident statistics. On this site, the issue of riding a motorcycle after drinking is further discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking” page.
On Friday night (February 17, 2017) there was a motorcycle crash in New Lenox after which the motorcyclist was charged with driving under the influence.
New Lenox Police were called to the accident scene at 11:35 p.m., in the 2000 block of Northwind Drive. Witnesses had seen a motorcycle strike a garage, after which the motorcyclist drove away.
The motorcyclist was later stopped by police.
An excerpt from the February 21, 2017 New Lenox Patch article titled “Bleeding Motorcyclist Gets DUI After Crashing Into Garage: Cops“:
Joseph A. Allan was stopped by police shortly after the incident was reported at 11:35 p.m. and after witnesses at the scene said the driver of the motorcycle was injured and possible impaired.
Further information concerning the accident, from the February 21 The Herald-News article titled “Frankfort man hits New Lenox garage with motorcycle“:
Allan also allegedly had unprescribed medication with him. He was treated at Silver Cross Hospital and then booked into the Will County jail on charges of drug possession, driving under the influence, hit-and-run and violating the state’s concealed carry law.
Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
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