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Motorcycles collide on U.S. 52 ramp

A Rochester police officer on patrol discovered a crash scene involving two motorcyclists Saturday morning.

Police Lt. John Sherwin said officers were still on the scene two hours after the first officer on the scene made her report at approximately 7 a.m.

The motorcyclists were traveling southbound on U.S. 52 and exiting onto Second Street Southwest when one cycle struck the other.

A 26-year-old Mabel resident, who collided with his traveling companion, fell from the motorcycle he was riding and received a head injury. He remained at Saint Marys Hospital on Saturday morning, but was also in police custody, Sherwin said.

The other man, 29, of Rochester, was taken into custody.


Both were under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Sherwin said. The injured man's head injury, he said, appeared non-serious.

Sherwin said it appeared the men had "a good time" Friday night and were just heading home. But it remained unclear where they'd been, what they'd been up to and where, exactly, they were heading.

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