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Man buys moped, then allegedly drinks, smokes and crashes

A 20-year-old UWRF student allegedly lost control of his newly-purchased moped on East Cascade Avenue Saturday evening, May 10, striking a curb and getting tossed into a median tree.

The man, taken to the hospital by ambulance, said his moped got the “speed wobbles” while doing 30 mph.

An officer who rode with the college student in the ambulance said he smelled of marijuana and alcohol.

The young man allegedly said he was drinking earlier in the day and smoking pot shortly before trying out the moped.

The man had just got the moped on the day of crashing it.

He was cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

River Falls police also:

--Arrested a 23-year-old local woman for domestic disorderly conduct at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at an apartment at 1119 State St. The woman had evidently quarreled and fought with her live-in boyfriend.

Earlier she had been drinking at the bars with friends and been told that her boyfriend had cheated on her. She came home to confront him.

By the time officers arrived, he had left for the hospital, claiming the woman shut a door on his finger, slicing off the nail.

A door in the apartment was found off its hinges.

There was also a two-month infant in the apartment and another woman.

The 23-year-old woman was finally arrested during the investigation after becoming hostile with officers, saying she wanted her baby back and for police to go unless they had a warrant.

She was taken to county jail in Ellsworth. There she failed the booking process.

There’s more. Find it in Police Beat in the May 15 print edition of the River Falls Journal.