Hartsville man facing drunk-driving charge after cycle crash

A Hartsville man was arrested on drunk driving charges after crashing his motorcycle early yesterday morning.

Deputies and Hope Police were called to East County Road 300N at shortly before 2 a.m. on a report of a suspicious person in the area. Authorities found a motorcycle that had been in a single vehicle crash.

The cyclist, 22-year-old Jeffrey Ducharme, was arrested on a preliminary charge of driving under the influence, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.