GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (6/19/13) – On Tuesday, June 18, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Troopers responded to the scene of a reported accident involving a moped and a car.
Once on the scene of the accident, Troopers found that 59-year-old Jeffery Blake, of Mayfield, had been operating a moped traveling southbound on US 45 at a slow rate of speed. At the same time, 25-year-old Dustin Hawkins, also of Mayfield, was also traveling south behind Blake. Hawkins failed to notice the moped and struck it in the rear, causing Blake and his passenger, 42-year-old Barbara Wilson of Paducah, to be thrown from the moped.
Blake was transported to Baptist Health in Paducah, where he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. Wilson was later transferred to Vanderbilt in Nashville for her injuries.
Blake was charged with Failure to Maintain Insurance, Driving while Under the Influence, Driving without a license and No Helmet.
Trooper Trevor Pervine was assisted on the scene by the Graves County Sheriff’s Department, West Viola Volunteer Fire Department and Mayfield Fire and EMS.
Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
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