ISP: Ind. man seriously injured in motorcycle crash had been drinking

Duke Dubuque hospitalized in serious condition

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. - A man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in northern Indiana had been drinking, Indiana State Police said.

Investigators said about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, an ISP trooper responded to a crash on Interstate 94 near State Road 49. Police said the motorcyclist, identified as Duke Dubuque, 41, of Hobart, lost control of his 2001 Harley Davidson. He fell off of the motorcycle and slid across the eastbound lanes of I-94 before stopping on the road's inner shoulder.

Dubuque suffered head and body injuries and he was not wearing a helmet. He was rushed to Porter Regional Hospital and later flown by medical helicopter to Christ Advocate Hospital in Illinois, police said.

Investigators suspected he was driving under the influence after his blood alcohol test read .13 percent, which is over the .08 percent legal limit. Dubuque was also driving with just a learner's permit.

He was cited for both offenses, police said. 

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