WATERVILLE — A Waterville man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly crashed his motorcycle while driving drunk and then fled from responders, police said.

Steven P. Betzer, 59, of Waterville, was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and operating under the influence of alcohol.

After leaving the American Legion on College Avenue, Betzer dumped his motorcycle on the side of the road while waiting at the light down the street at 5:24 p.m., said Deputy Chief Bill Bonney of the Waterville Police Department.

Rescue-fire personnel who saw the single-vehicle crash happen went to assist Betzer, Bonney said, but he picked up his motorcycle and took off. Suspecting intoxication, the fire personnel called the police department.

Officer Kyle McDonald responded and stopped Betzer on Pearl Street. Betzer was found to have a blood alcohol content level of 0.11 percent, according to Bonney. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Betzer was also found to have minimal injuries, such as scrapes and bruises, Bonney said.

Betzer was released at the police station on bail. He is scheduled to appear at Waterville District Court on Sept. 6.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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