Trooper: Raleigh man injured after crashing moped while driving drunk

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man is in the hospital after he crashed his moped Tuesday morning.

Troopers with the State Highway Patrol said the wreck happened around 12:45 a.m. on Tryon Road at Mid Pines Road.

Reports said 55-year-old Allen Ames, of Raleigh, was traveling east when he slid off of the road.

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He was transported to WakeMed with minor injuries.

Once Ames is released, he will be charged with driving while impaired.

Troopers said Ames was driving with a suspended license; however, a license is not required to operate a moped.

North Carolina law states: "A person who is at least 16 years old who is outfitted with a safety helmet may lawfully drive a moped on the public roadways in North Carolina without having a driver's license or automobile liability insurance."
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