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Police: Drunk motorcyclist fell off the back of bike

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A motorcyclist troopers say was under the influence has been hospitalized after falling off the back of his own motorcycle Thursday night.

Cpl. Bob Beres, spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said Ernest Groves, 40, of Friendship, MD was drunk when he began driving recklessly along Highway 17 North near Off Shore Drive around 10:10 p.m.

Beres said Groves began driving off the left side of the roadway along the median and came up alongside a 2005 Chevrolet SUV.

Groves then fell off the back of his motorcycle and his motorcycle struck the back of the SUV. He was not wearing a helmet, according to Beres.

Groves was then taken to a local hospital and has been charged with driving under the influence. His condition is unknown at this time.

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