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Gwinnett Co. moped accident leads to surprise finds in ER

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A serious accident involving a moped in Gwinnett County, Wednesday, turned into much more when officers and medics investigated.

The accident happened at the intersection of Sugarloaf and Villa Ridge parkways where officers found the rider of a white moped suffering serious injuries.

The rider, Robert Burdette, 46, of Tucker was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Burdette ran a red light and crashed into the side of a Toyota Corolla that was attempting a left turn onto Sugarloaf Parkway. The driver of the car was not injured

However, back in the emergency room, personnel made several surprising finds on Burdette.

The first was a white, crystal-like substance on his clothes, police said.

But that wasn't all. Emergency room workers also found two false driver's licenses from Iowa.

On top of that, police found that the moped involved in the crash was stolen.

Upon release, Burdette was arrested and taken to Gwinnett County Jail.

He faces several charges including failure to obey a traffic control device, driving while license is suspended or revoked, violation of Georgia's Controlled Substance Act with intent to distribute, two counts of false identification, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a vehicle with identification removed and tire tread violation.

Police said Burdette was also charged with probation violation out of Gwinnett County and an outstanding warrant from Sandy Springs for an unknown charge.

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