Man arrested following motorcycle accident

An Alpena man is in custody after crashing his motorcycle while driving on the sidewalk on Second Avenue Bridge Sunday, according to police.

Police were dispatched to the bridge at 5:49 p.m., and arrived to find the 44-year-old man had been driving his motorcycle on Second Avenue northeast from Water Street, according to an Alpena Police Department release. He left the road and tried crossing the bridge on the sidewalk when he lost control and crashed.

Alpena Fire Department paramedics treated the man on the scene and took him to Alpena Regional Medical Center. While investigating, police learned the driver was under the influence of alcohol, had a suspended driver’s license and his motorcycle wasn’t insured.

After being treated at ARMC, the driver was released into police custody and lodged in the Alpena County Jail for operating while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and failure to maintain insurance.