|Published: 8:48 AM, 10/09/2012
||Last updated: 8:48 AM, 10/09/2012
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Newport Police Chief
Maurice Shults said he injured his left shoulder on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Knoxville, following a
collision with another motorcycle during a benefit ride for an anti-drug program.
Shults was part of a group of motorcycle riders traveling north on Clinton
Highway when, 15 minutes into the ride, Shults' motorcycle struck the left saddlebag of Knox County
Sheriff Office' Sgt. Roger Sexton's motorcycle, knocking over Sgt. Sexton's motorcycle and throwing
Shults off his motorcycle.
Shults said he was "probably" running
40-45 mph on his 2003 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic when "something" happened and traffic "bowed
up" in front of him.
"I saw something to my right and took evasive
action," the police chief said.
He said his motorcycle's brakes
started to lock and his motorcycle went into a "wobble", where the motorcycle's front wheel was
"flopping left and right.
"I knew I was going to wreck," he
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