On 02/23/2016 at approximately 2248 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy stopped a vehicle for an inoperative brake light and failure to use turn signal twice. The Deputy detected an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver identified as Rod Kelly Ewell II, age 23, of Berlin. Mr. Ewell did poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol.
Mr. Ewell was released pending trial.
On February 24, 2016 at approximately 2226 hours Worcester County Sheriff Deputies received a 911 call to respond to the area of Daye Girls Road Bishopville, Maryland for a reported theft. A broadcast was given with the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle description. Prior to arrival at Daye Girls Road, Deputies located the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Bishopville Road.
The driver was identified as Eric Evans Eschenberg, 50 years old, of Rockville, Maryland. Eschenberg was positively identified as the suspect. The suspected stolen items were located inside of the vehicle.
The Deputy observed an open can of beer located in the front passenger compartment and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Eschenberg’s breath and person and Mr. Eschenberg had slurred speech. Mr. Eschenberg did poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Eschenberg was placed under arrest for Theft under $100 and for driving under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Eschenberg was charged and released pending trial.
On February 25, 2016 around 10:11 pm a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling south on Worcester Highway near Ocean Expressway when he noticed a vehicle was driving the wrong way directly in front of him. The Deputy was able to get the vehicle stopped before it collided with oncoming traffic. When the Deputy met with the operator, Maria Barber, 32 of Milford De., he could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. Ms. Barber did poorly on field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Ms. Barber was released pending a court.