BERLIN, Md. (WJZ) — A lieutenant colonel with Maryland Natural Resources Police was arrested in a DUI-related crash over the weekend in Berlin.

State Police was called to a report of a hit-and-run crash along Route 50 at Route 707 on April 17 around 9:30 p.m.

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The caller, who was the victim, said a Chevy Tahoe was stopped at a red light when it reversed and reportedly backed into his vehicle. Then the Tahoe left the scene and with the caller following behind.

Troopers responded and found the Chevy in a parking lot on Route 113.

The driver of the Chevy, 55-year-old Ernest Leatherbury, Jr. of Ocean City, was arrested after troopers detected an odor of alcohol and tested him for impaired driving.

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The other driver wasn’t injured.

Leatherbury was charged with driving under the influence, failure to remain at the scene of a property damage accident, negligent driving and unsafe backing. He was released to a sober driver.

Leatherbury is a lieutenant colonel with the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Executive command personnel at the Natural Resources Police were notified of his arrest. Leatherbury is also retired from the Maryland State Police.

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