Moped Driver On Life Support After Hit By Drunk Driver

A Fairfield Harbour man is on life support after he was struck by a drunk driver while riding a moped.

The accident happened Sunday just before 2 a.m. in Fairfield Harbour. Police say Dennis Driver, 44, was riding his moped on Neuse Blvd. and attempted to turn left into the Sonic restaurant. Jenna Davis, of New Bern, hit Driver's moped with her vehicle, causing him to be thrown off onto the pavement.

Driver was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he is currently listed in serious condition.

Davis is charged with driving while impaired, and police say more charges are pending.


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  • by ALSO Location: NEW BERN on Jul 9, 2011 at 06:47 AM
    Or, vehicle drivers can get off the road and cancel their insurance so they can drive a moped. I too drive a car because I commute to work, but in no way would I expect someone else to have to do the same just because I chose to pay the extra expenses of a vehicle.
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      by Concerned In Ayden on Jul 10, 2011 at 12:49 AM in reply to ALSO
      ALSO, please tell me that you and ALAN don't really believe that these people are driving these things around at 2am, or at any other time for that matter, because they are trying to save money or because they want to save the environment. All of us with half a brain and a little common sense know darn well that the reason 98% of them are on our roads are because they have had their legal driving privilages revoked for one reason or another by the state of NC. (most for DUI). And yes ALAN and ALUMNI, I'm worried about this indivitual's survival. I'm worried that when he does survive, that he'll be back out on the roadway where either you, I, or someone else can hit him again. Doesn't it amaze or even concern any of you that our state would see fit to revoke a person's driving privilage and then allow that same person to operate another (even more dangerous) vehicle with absolutely no restrictions whatsoever. If this doesn't bother any of you at all, then it's obvious that you are all part of the problem. I'm really surprised that MADD hasn't gotten into this problem a long time ago. Just remember, Driving is still only a privilage in this country, Not a Right. It's time we all woke up and start being responsible citizens instead of always getting behind these people who choose not to live by the same legal system as the rest of the American Population. Quite possibly, when one of these morons causes and accident with you or someone in your family, your views will change. Then it may just be TOO LATE.
  • by ALSO Location: New Bern on Jul 9, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    Everyone is complaining about individuals who use mopeds for transportation not having to pay insurance, taxes, license, and blah blah blah, but if you really think about it, maybe us car drivers are the stupid ones for not driving mopeds and saving money. People should not redicule these individuals because they do not waste their money on the same mess we waste driving vehicles.
  • by crewdog on Jul 9, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    Most people you see riding a MOPED are doing it becoude they got a DUI and lost there license..I feel if its on a public road it needs insurance and you need a valid drivers license.
  • by Alumni Location: Morehead City on Jul 9, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    I hope this man pulls through ok. Actually, in today's economy I would consider driving a moped an excellent financial decision if you do not have to commute long ways or have a family you transport on regular basis. Also, it more environmentally friendly. However, I am confused about the location of the wreck. If it happened in fairfield harbor, it is not possible to be on Neuse Blvd. by the Sonic. Almost two separate sides of the town of New Bern.
  • by Alan Bartley Location: 27870 on Jul 8, 2011 at 01:27 PM
    I noticed that no one was concerned about the injured human being, just the fact he was riding a moped. Maybe, if all these concerned drivers could GET OFF THE CELL PHONE yapping their stupid mouths ,they could drive, and not hit someone. It needs to be National legislation to shut up these fools long enough to drive. Also, everyone with a driver license is not qualified to drive. I think there should be a mandatory I.Q. test to get one . Now , just please shut up.
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      by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 08:32 PM in reply to Alan Bartley
      The moped hit the car. The car had the right of way. The bac of the moped driver I'm sure will be off the charts. The driver of the car DID NOT cause this accident, just so you know.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 09:00 PM
    I serched the moped drivers name and found that he has numerous dwi and drug charges. This is why he was on a moped. Dollars to donuts he was drunk or drunker.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    Its interesting that the bac of neither driver was posted, especially considering hewas turning into sonic at 2am, looking at his record he may have been drunk aswell
  • by JusticeForAll on Jul 6, 2011 at 01:51 PM
    Injuring someone in a DUI-related wreck should result in MANDATORY suspension of the drunk's drivers license FOR LIFE. If someone is killed in a DUI-related wreck, the drunk driver should be eligible for the death penalty. Period. End of discussion. Anything less than this is just making excuses for drunk driving...
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jul 6, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    Would be interesting to know why he was driving a moped instead of a car.maybe this wording will make it past the censor.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    keep the laws the way they are, thanks Raleigh. Left turns can be tricky, going across traffic behind and oncoming.
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