Police think alcohol was a contributing factor in a moped accident that left two Somerset County men injured early Saturday morning in Embden.

While police still are investigating the crash, Somerset County Cpl. David Cole said the moped’s two riders were believed to be intoxicated at the time of the crash and charges are being reviewed. The accident occurred around 1:55 a.m. on Kennebec River Road.

Since no charges have been filed against the riders, Cole did not release their names; but he said the accident involved a 57-year-old North Anson man and a 37-year-old Embden man. One of the men suffered a minor foot injury during the accident and the other suffered cuts on his head and feet. Both men were taken to Redington-Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan.

The men were traveling to a destination in Embden from Solon, when they veered to the soft shoulder, hit a rock on the side of the road and stopped when the moped hit an embankment, Cole said. One of the men involved in the accident walked up the road to a nearby home to ask for help and the resident called 911, Cole said.

The moped, which was a total loss in the accident, had false license plates attached to it, Cole said, adding that police are weighing whether to file charges in connection with that as well.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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