Berlin Man Charged with DUI in Single-Vehicle Crash

Dec 11, 2017

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BERLIN, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man who police say crashed into a trooper's car has been charged with driving under the influence.

News outlets report that Maryland State Police said in a release that 33-year-old Denver Alan Shoemaker, of Berlin, was arrested early Saturday morning.

Police say a state trooper investigating a single-vehicle crash had arrested a driver for driving under the influence and was waiting with the suspect in the patrol car when Shoemaker's car crashed into the rear of the police vehicle, causing significant damage to both vehicles. Police said the trooper's car had its emergency lights on.

Police said Shoemaker displayed signs of impairment and was charged after submitting to field sobriety testing. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

All three individuals refused medical treatment. The investigation is ongoing.