A Puyallup man riding his motorcycle was injured after a tumble over a state Route 16 guard rail near Port Orchard on Tuesday morning, but his passenger was unhurt, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The crash happened on westbound SR 16 about 1 mile east of Port Orchard about 9 a.m., according to a State Patrol news release.
The 39-year-old Puyallup man, who troopers believe was intoxicated, was riding westbound at Bethel Avenue when he started to lose control and pulled toward the shoulder, the State Patrol said.
As he was pulling off the highway, he lost control of the motorcycle completely, going over the guard rail, riders and all.
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The Puyallup man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital for treatment; the 56-year-old Port Orchard man riding on the back of the motorcycle was unhurt. Both were wearing their helmets.
The Puyallup man was to be arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the State Patrol said.