Man cited for DUII after motorcycle crash

CARVER, Ore. – State police cited a Happy Valley-area man who they said was driving drunk when he crashed his motorcycle on Highway 224 east of Carver on Saturday.

Police said Michael J. Miersma, 24, was riding his motorcycle eastbound on the highway when he lost control and slid across the road into a ditch. He was taken by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He is expected to survive.

Miersma had been drinking before the crash, police said. He was cited for DUII.

Police said Miersma was wearing a helmet.