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Kennewick Motorcycle Accident

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A man crashes on his motorcycle in Kennewick Thursday. Police think he was drunk and speeding.

Friday officers called in city engineers to help confirm their accusations.

Thursday night at 11:45 police said Todd Vanderhoogt didn't lean enough to make the turn near the five corners area in Kennewick.

Officers cited him for a DUI, but they also think he was driving too fast. But you if didn't see it, police can't just tell that to a judge, you need proof.

Friday, officers and engineers began calculating how fast the man was traveling by comparing his exact position when he skidded off the road, and the different places his landed as he rolled.

"It's important for any future legal action whether it be criminal or civil that they have an accurate drawing and the most efficient way for us to do this is using the engineering department," said Sgt. Ken Lattin, Kennewick Police Department. 

Police said Vanderhoogt could face a speeding ticket.

He is currently being treated for a spine fracture at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane.