Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Dispatchers have received a report of a motorcyclist down in the roadway at Ross Street and East Avenue, Batavia.
City Fire and Mercy EMS responding.
UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: The rider, who was on a scooter, not a motorcycle, was not injured, but he was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI. When police arrived on scene, he volunteered, an officer said, that he had never rode a motorcycle or scooter before and did not have an operator's license for a motorcycle. He reportedly told police that his bike was hit from behind, but a witness said there was no car around when he went down. The witness said he failed to negotiate the curve and laid the bike down. A city employee arrived on scene and said just minutes before he had seen the rider "flying down the sidewalk" on a nearby street. The suspect allegedly refused to get into the back of the police cruiser following his arrest and may face a resisting arrest charge. The scooter is registered to another person. We would anticipate having the suspects name and specific charges in Monday's Law and Order column.