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.READ MORE: More Than 1,000 Students In Quarantine In Anne Arundel County; County Executive Supports Vaccine Mandate For All Students
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.READ MORE: Residents & Business Owners Question The Future Of The Inner Harbor's Gallery Mall
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.MORE NEWS: Shortage In COVID Testing Kits Driving Up Lab-Based Demand