Case #: 150000997 Date/Time: October 23, 2015 10:30 PM
Location Occurred: Broad Street @ West Street Berlin, MD
Crime or Violation: DUI Crash
Accused: Bunting, Madison Ellen 20 of Berlin, MD
Charges: DUI, DUI Per Se, DWI, Violate License Restriction, Violate Alcohol License Restriction, Fail to Stop and Yield at Thru Hwy.
On October 23, 2015 around 10:30 pm an Officer from the Berlin Police Department was dispatched to a prowler complaint on Esham Avenue. The officer was traveling west on Broad Street near West Street where a 2011 Kia, operated by Madison Bunting 20 of Berlin, failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign. The Kia struck the driver side of the Berlin Police car, causing the Officer to lose control and strike a utility pole before coming to a rest in the yard of 104 West Street. The Officer was transported to Atlantic General Hospital by Berlin EMS for non-life threatening injuries. Ms. Bunting was not injured in the crash.
The Berlin Police Department requested the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit to handle the crash investigation. Bunting had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and admitted to consuming alcohol. Bunting was arrested for violation of an under 21 alcohol restriction and later taken to the Maryland State Police Barrack for a breath test. Ms. Bunting was issued citations and releases pending a trial date.