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DWI causes moped wreck

September 28, 2011

A Conover man faces a charge of driving while impaired after he wrecked his moped Tuesday morning on N.C. 16.

Gregory Eugene Shook, 51, was impaired by medication, not alcohol, when he lost control of his scooter just before 5 a.m., said Trooper B.K. Perkins of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Perkins said the first person to arrive after Shook's accident was Keith Cranor of Roan Mountain, Tenn.

"He found him across the center line of the road, called 911 and waited," Perkins said of Cranor.

Shook was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center.

"I did communicate with (Shook) but, due to his impairment, it was difficult to understand what was going on," Perkins said. "It appears he was traveling south, lost control and ended up in the middle of the road."

Perkins said Shook took a blood test, and those results are pending.

"My understanding is that he was in the hospital the day before, also after a moped accident," Perkins said.ß

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September 28, 2011 by Backbone (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 712

...far too many people do not realize that being hopped up on medicines is just as impaired as knockling back half a bottle of jack Daniels (Black, of course) and tooling down I40.

I don't know how many times EACH week, I get behind some jacked up pill head on PRESCRIBED medicine who is too pilled up to see the red light turn green and just sit at an intersection!

Backbone must be psychic...

September 29, 2011 by Raindanzer (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 716

Could you see into the persons bloodstream and know they were on prescription drugs? Did you stop them and make them walk the white line? How can you be sure the person in front of you is on drugs PERIOD. Show us some more of your "smarts."

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