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Motorcycle crash sends one to hospital; alcohol suspected as cause

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Dec. 11, 2011 at 6:11 a.m.


A Victoria man was transported to Citizens Medical Center at 10:48 p.m. Saturday after wrecking his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on North Ben Jordan and East North Street.

John Martinez, 58, was traveling northbound on North Ben Jordan in the inside lane when he struck a concrete median, Victoria Police Sgt. Lee Lemmons said Sunday.

"Alcohol does appear to be a factor," Lemmons said.

Martinez was in stable condition in a private room at Citizens Medical Center.

Lemmons said Martinez will be charged on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and transported to the jail upon discharge from the hospital.

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