Motorcyclist OK After He Was Hit By Drunken Driver
A Twinsburg man hit a motorcycle from behind after having five beers, according to police
This story was updated at 1:30 p.m.
A Twinsburg man was charged with aggravated vehicular assault after he struck a motorcyclist while driving drunk, according to police.
Kwi Yong Kim, 28, hit Johnny Taylor, also from Twinsbug, who was driving a motorcycle, at the intersection of Darrow and East Aurora Roads just after 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, according to the police report.
Officers said when they arrived, Taylor's motorcycle was on its side and he was on the ground, partially under the car. He was wearing a helmet but seemed to go in and out of conciousness.
Taylor was taken to Hillcrest Hospital. He spoke with police late Sunday night, telling them he was released from the hospital.
He said no bones were broken, but he was sore and scraped up from the pavement.
Several witnesses identified Kim as the driver, who later admitted he had been drinking and "demanded" he be taken into custody.
Police said Kim "dropped to his knees and stated that he should be arrested for killing" Taylor, continuing to put himself in a position to be arrested.
When asked how much he had to drink, he told officers "not much" and then saying "four to five beers." He eventually admitted to drinking five 22 ounce beers before driving, the report said.
Police said Kim refused field sobriety tests because he knew he was drunk and was arrested for drunken driving.
According to the report, Kim urinated in the back of the cruiser
His blood-alcohol level was .199, well over the legal limit of .08.
He told police he wasn't paying attention when he hit Taylor and estimated his speed at 45 miles per hour.
Kim was also charged with drunken driving and other traffic violations.