|By Paul Tennant, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"They readily admitted they had been drinking," Conway told
Valley Towing also removed a car that had been blocking a driveway on
There were two arrests earlier in the day, he said.
One of the motorcyclists, Ceol Soto of
"They still towed my bike," he said, adding that he wasn't sure how he was going to return to
Initially, he said, the police told him to get on his motorcycle and leave; then they told him to get off his bike and had it towed. He was not able to retrieve his motorcycle until this morning, he said.
Soto said he was thinking about talking to a lawyer.
Conway said the police put a 12-hour hold on the motorcycles for safety reasons. If they had allowed the operators to reclaim their vehicles last night, one of them may have had a serious accident -- and the officers would have been accused of negligence, he said.
"It was a good call," Conway said.
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