SEAVIEW — A local man was treated and arrested following a Dec. 30 motorcycle-vs-pickup accident that authorities allege may have involved drugs or alcohol.

According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, Michael James Hoyt, 46, of Ilwaco, was riding his 1983 Honda motorcycle southbound on U.S. Highway 101 around 12:40 a.m. when the driver of a red Nissan pickup slowed to make a left turn. Although the pickup’s driver, Jerry Matzen, 28, of Long Beach, signaled, Hoyt allegedly did not stop in time and struck the back of the pickup, the WSP report said.

Both Matzen and his passenger, Ronnell Chambers, 50, of Seaview, were wearing seatbelts. Neither was injured.

Hoyt was taken to Ocean Beach Hospital for treatment.

The WSP report says the cause of the accident is still under investigation. However, Pacific County Jail records show that a WSP trooper arrested Hoyt on suspicion of third-degree driving with a suspended license and DUI shortly after the accident occurred. On Tuesday morning, Hoyt was being lodged in the jail. No bail was listed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.