Motorcyclist accused of driving while intoxicated after crash injures passenger

Dustin Cavinder

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind.—A motorcyclist is accused of crashing his motorcycle while intoxicated, which injured a female passenger on August 4, according to the Marshall County Police Department.

Around 1:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of U.S. 6 and U.S. 31 for reports of a female walking down the road with visible injuries.

An officer located the female, along with a male identified as 42-year-old Dustin Cavinder of Elkhart.

The officer learned that Cavinder had been operating a motorcycle with the female as his passenger when he crashed on U.S. 6, just west of U.S. 31.

The female was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of her injuries is unknown.

Cavinder was taken to a hospital for a chemical test.

Following the test, Cavinder was arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in serious bodily injury, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person, and operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more.

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