INVERNESS, FL – State troopers said a suspected drunk driver was involved in an accident in Citrus County that injured two people, WTVT reports.
The two victims were on a motorcycle on US 41 in Inverness Saturday night when the crash occurred near East Tower Road at about 10:40 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a man driving under the influence was attempting to make a left turn into a parking lot from the highway when he entered the path of the motorcycle. The vehicles collided and a 37-year-old man and 35-year-old woman were thrown from the motorcycle onto the roadway. Both were seriously injured.
The driver of the car, a 61-year-old man, was arrested after the FHP said his blood alcohol content measured over three times the legal limit. He was lodged in the Citrus County Jail.
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