Police believe man was drunk when he ran stop sign and hit motorcycle, killing man in Eastpointe
EASTPOINTE, Mich. (FOX 2) - A motorcyclist died Sunday when he was hit while riding a motorcycle in Eastpointe.
Police said the 64-year-old motorcyclist and 58-year-old passenger were struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Holland and Rosalind around 7:30 p.m.
Eric Jermaine Compton, 39, of Eastpointe is accused of running a stop sign and hitting the motorcycle then fleeing in a vehicle that was following him. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Eric Jermaine Compton
The crash killed the motorcycle driver and critically injured his passenger.
Compton is charged with operating with a high blood alcohol content causing death with a prior conviction, operating with a high blood alcohol content causing serious injury with a prior conviction, failure to stop at the scene of accident-when at fault-resulting in death, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death.
Compton has a previous operating with a high BAC conviction on his record from a 2014 incident, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.
His bond was set at $750,000 cash/surety.