A 45-year-old motorcyclist was hurt Wednesday night after a suspected drunken driver hit him head-on in Puyallup, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The collision took place about 9:15 p.m. on state Route 162 at 106th Street East.
A 22-year-old man in a 1992 Honda Civic was driving west on state Route 162 when he lost control of the car, WSP said. The car swerved off the road to the right before crossing all eastbound lanes and hitting the motorcyclist, who was traveling east.
The Honda hit the guardrail before coming to stop in a ditch.
Troopers said the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
The motorcyclist was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with unknown injuries. His 2006 Suzuki GSX600 was totaled.
The Honda driver was unhurt and booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault.
Investigators blocked off the road for three hours and 20 minutes while processing the scene.
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