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Wake deputy OK after head-on collision; driver charged with DWI

Posted January 1, 2016

— A 56-year-old Raleigh man has been charged with driving while impaired in a Friday morning wreck that sent the man and a Wake County sheriff's deputy to the hospital.

Carlos Alberto Moya, of 1800 Fountain Drive, is also charged with driving left of center, a seat belt violation and driver's license restriction violation.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Moya was driving a 2008 Kia Sedona van east on Poole Road near Knightdale at about 6:10 a.m. when he crossed the center line and struck Deputy Joseph Samuel Coley head-on.

Troopers said Coley, 45, saw the van cross the center line and tried to get the vehicle to stop by putting on his blue lights. Coley's cruiser was nearly stopped when it was hit.

Coley was treated at WakeMed and released.

Moya remained in WakeMed late Friday morning in stable condition. His injuries were not life-threatening, troopers said.

Moya had two previous DWI convictions in Wake County in 2008 and 2013.


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  • Ginger Lynn Jan 2, 2016
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    I had a hit and run once. White work truck with 6 Hispanic males. Witnesses tried to pursue but they fled too quickly to follow safely. Totaled one of the two cars and nearly killed the man. I was more fortunate. Only 6k worth of damage to my vehicle. If you go to court any day you will see dozens of cases of No Operators License and No Insurance and they are just fined. And then what do they do, DRIVE AWAY!!!! This has to stop.

  • ecp1951 Jan 2, 2016

    just wondering if he is legal? just wondering if he had a valid driver's license? just wondering if he had insurance? my wreck experience with a hispanic proved otherwise! the cop wasn't even going to inquire about it until i brought it up!

  • Robert Fotch Jr Jan 1, 2016
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    That is so awesome that you support all Muslims to be able to come to the US!
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  • LetsBeFair Jan 1, 2016

    Glad that officer is ok. Hope that other guy finally learns his lesson. He'll be a hero in jail with this darwin award.

  • Roscoe P Coltrane Jan 1, 2016
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    Pretty sure that if you are going to hit another car while driving drunk, it's not supposed to be a cop car.

  • Tim Wallace Jan 1, 2016
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    Man you gotta be some kind of drunk to get into a head on collision with the cops.

  • Betsy Smith Jan 1, 2016
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    Wow Jill....reading comprehension isn't your strong suit. Sounds like Robert was talking about gun owners.

  • Charlotte Baggett Jan 1, 2016
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    never trust those Kia Sedonas..... must be an engineering issue that caused the Sedona to cross the center line.....