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Motorcyclist airlifted after sliding off bike, hitting tree

Fellow motorcyclist arrested, charged with DWI, simple assault

A Greenville resident slid off his motorcycle on Squantum Road Sunday night, slamming into a tree. He was airlifted to a Massachusetts hospital. A woman motorcyclist traveling with him was arrested, and is being charged with a DWI, simple assault and possession of a controlled substance, after she repeatedly ignored the officers’ orders to stay back.

Jeffrey Logan, 47 of Greenville suffered serious, but not life-threating injuries from the accident, said Jaffrey Police William Oswalt on Monday. Logan was conscious and alert just after the accident, according to Oswalt.

Logan was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was treated overnight. A hospital spokesperson said he was discharged sometime Monday, but couldn’t speak more about his injuries.

Oswalt said Logan slid off Squantum Road near Annett Road after 9 p.m. Sunday, after Logan failed to steer his motorcycle around a corner.

The exact cause of the accident and anything that might have contributed to it are under investigation, Oswalt said.

Bonnie McCue, 47 of Winchendon, Mass., was traveling with Logan, but was ahead of him when he fell off his bike.

According to police reports, McCue ignored the police officers’ orders to stay away from Logan, while EMT treated him. The third time the officers pulled her back, she pushed one of the officers.

McCue was subsequently arrested and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

“That was unfortunate,” Oswalt said about McCue. “We understand that was a lot of concern. Her behavior was interfering with the responders’ ability to address the injuries of Logan.”

Oswalt said that while McCue was being processed at the Jaffrey Police Department, the police found an opiate, Cymboxin, in her possession without a prescription. She was then charged with possession of a narcotic and DWI.

McCue was released on $2500 personal recognizance.

About Logan, Oswalt said his department hadn’t ruled out drinking as a possible contributing factor to the crash.

“We haven’t got the full picture,” Oswalt said about the ongoing investigation.

Benji Rosen can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 228, or brosen@ledgertranscript.com.

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