Police: Man sustains fractured arms, leg in crash involving driver under the influence

Ronald James Carnley
Ronald James Carnley

BILOXI -- A Gulfport man was seriously injured early Saturday morning when a driver under the influence failed to yield and caused the victim to crash his motorcycle, officials said.

Biloxi police said David Sucharksy, 20, was driving westbound on U.S. 90 near St. John Avenue when a pickup truck driven by 51-year-old Ronald James Carnley turned in front of his motorcycle, causing Sucharsky to collide with the passenger side of the truck.

Sucharsky sustained several serious injuries in the crash, including fractures to both arms, a fracture in his left leg and a partially collapsed lung, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Merit Health in Biloxi but was later transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile for surgery.

Police said Carnley, a resident of Palatka, Fla., was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was arrested on a charge of felony DUI causing injury.

He was taken to the Harrison County jail and remains there on a $50,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong.

He is also accused of misdemeanor charges, including driving under suspension, expired tag and no proof of insurance. Police said Biloxi Municipal Court set bond for those charges at $1143.