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Berlin man arrested following crash

Brian Paul Bierley, 50, of Berlin

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer

(Nov. 21, 2019) A 50-year-old man who crashed his car near Berlin early Sunday morning was arrested for driving under the influence and remains being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack said.

Brian Paul Bierley, of Berlin, was charged with negligent driving and driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, according to the District Court of Maryland’s online court records.

Troopers went to the scene of a single-vehicle wreck around 12:38 a.m. on Nov. 17 at the intersection of Route 611 and South Point Road.

Police said Bierley was driving a 2005 Nissan Titan on Route 611 when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve.

Bierley and his passenger were not injured in the wreck, state police said. Bierley was then taken into custody, and had a .11 blood alcohol concentration level, according to state police.

Police also reported that this was Bierley’s “sixth known DUI.”

A trial is scheduled for March 10, at Worcester District Court in Snow Hill.