Virginia Motorcyclist Charged with Felony DUI After Accident

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Posted on May 15, 2012

A motorcyclist from Virginia is behind bars and facing felony DUI cahrges after an accident on Mr. Joe White Ave. Sunday. According to reports, Kenneth Tarpey, 45, was driving a 20047 Harley Davidson east on Mr. Joe White Ave. Sunday when the bike hit a curb and landed in a small field near Dunbar Street. Police found Tarpey under the bike with lacerations to the head and face. The female passenger was thrown from the bike and landed 15 feet away and was unconscious. Police say that Tarpey's speech was slurred and he failed more than 3 field sobriety tests. He was taken to jail and later charged with felony DUI. The passenger's injuries were listed as serious. Tarpey remains in jail with bond set at $30,000.00.


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