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Motorcycle accidents, body in the river keep Mandan, Minot law enforcement busy over the weekend

It was a busy weekend for authorities in the Minot and Mandan areas.

First, during the evening of April 9th, a 53-year-old Bismarck man died after apparently crashing his motorcycle into the passenger side of a vehicle crossing Memorial Highway at Third Street in Mandan.

Police said the man was transported to St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

Then, around 6:20 p.m. on April 10th, a 41-year-old Minot man was driving west on East Burdick Expressway in Minot when, according to police, he apparently lost control of his motorcycle, struck the guardrail and was ejected on the north side of the roadway.

He was initially transported to Trinity Hospital and then transferred to another medical facility out of state. His condition is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate

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Alleged drunk driver kills 3 members of a law enforcement motorcycle club, more injured

An alleged drunk driver is accused of mowing down seven members of a national motorcycle club made up of law enforcement professionals and killing three of those bikers.

The crash happened in Texas Hill County outside San Antonio, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, which said a driver going the opposite direction crossed the highway’s center stripe, which set off the tragedy.

“Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya’lls prayers,” reads a posting on the police department’s Facebook page. “The ride was in celebration of the club’s birthday when the accident occurred.”

The alleged drunk driver was arrested “for several counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault,” the posting said.

Some reports claimed that up to nine bikers were hurt, but the Kerr County Sheriff’s Department takes issue with that count.

My San Antonio reports a retired policeman and two

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