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Two riders ejected off motorcycle in Trimbelle crash

TOWN OF RIVER FALLS -- A Hammond man was arrested for OWI Sunday afternoon after a motorcycle crash in the town of River Falls.

Michael D. Hauge, 28, and a female passenger were heading north on County Road O near Highway 65 on a 2010 Harley Davidson at about 2:45 p.m. when Hauge failed to negotiate a curve and went into the ditch.

Both riders were ejected off the motorcycle. Hauge’s injuries were minor. His female passenger was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with “serious, but non-life threatening injuries.”

Hauge was arrested for OWI-first and causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

Wisconsin State Patrol troopers issued citations and investigated the crash.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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