DWI causes moped wreck

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