Des Moines man charged in motorcycle accident

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:36 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:37 p.m. CDT

Des Moines resident Michael R. Erickson, 44, was charged with operating while intoxicated after police were dispatched to investigate a single-vehicle motorcycle accident at 2:48 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of First Avenue East.

According to police, during the accident, two passengers fell off the motorcycle. Both were transported by ambulance to Skiff Medical Center.

Police also said Erickson’s blood alcohol content at the time was .151. Erickson did not sustain injuries during the accident and was released to appear in court.

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