By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW – Julian M. Dumalo, 28, of Brownstown Township, was arraigned Aug. 10 in 27th District Court in connection with a crash which injured two outdoor diners at Slip Mahoney’s.
Dumalo, a restaurant patron and an inexperienced motorcycle operator, allegedly borrowed a friend’s motorcycle and put it into gear, crashing into an outdoor seating area, injuring a husband and wife who were seated on the outdoor deck.
He was charged with operating with a blood alcohol content more than twice the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan, for operating while intoxicated, and for his second offense for operating with a suspended driver’s license.
Dumalo, who had a “not guilty” plea entered on his behalf, was remanded into the custody of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department pending an Aug. 20 probable cause pre-conference hearing.
The alleged owner of the motorcycle, who drove it away from the scene before police officers arrived, is being sought by authorities.
A piece of a motorcycle’s fairing, a shell which reduces wind drag, believed to belong to the involved motorcycle, was found on a nearby road.
Riverview police detectives are asking the public for help identifying the owner of the motorcycle, and request they call 734-281-4216 with any information.