Motorcyclist, passenger hospitalized after crash

Two Indianapolis residents were hospitalized after they were injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday.

Roy Curtis, 47, was westbound on Whiteland Road around 10 a.m. and lost control of the motorcycle and fell onto the pavement near County Road 200W. The motorcycle skidded into a field. He and passenger Patricia Fields, 44, Indianapolis, complained of head and neck pain and were taken to Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. They were reported in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

A breath test administered at the scene of the accident showed Curtis had a blood alcohol level of .13 percent, which is over the legal limit of .08. A blood test was also drawn once Curtis arrived at the hospital; officers are waiting for results. Curtis has not been arrested. The prosecutor will decide what, if any, charges to file.

In addition, Curtis’ license does not allow him to drive a motorcycle, nor did he have permission from the owner to drive it since it is uninsured, and he was ticketed. He also was ticketed for driving since he is a habitual traffic violator, and his license is suspended for life.

Once he arrived at the hospital, officers discovered warrants for Curtis’ arrest from Marion County. He was wanted in Marion County for operating a vehicle after his license was taken away for life and for failure to stop after an accident.