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Overturned Pickup Leads to DUI Charges

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BERLIN, Md.- A driver whose pickup truck overturned three times on Route 50 in Berlin is facing DUI charges and related charges, according to Maryland State Police, who are also investigating the discovery of a loaded handgun near the scene.

Police said that at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, they received multiple calls for a pickup that had overturned approximately three times near the Berlin Wal-Mart on westbound Route 50. Witnesses also reported seeing a man pouring out beer near the vehicle, according to police.

Troopers said that when they arrived on the scene, the driver of the pickup, Brandon Burkhard, 20, of Whaleyville, exhibited clues of impairment, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. Troopers said they also discovered a juvenile friend of Burkhard was following in another vehicle and after the accident poured out alcoholic beverages from Burkhard's pickup.

Police said the juvenile was charged with underage possession of alcoholic beverages as he removed alcohol out of Burkhard's pickup and put it in his own vehicle.

Additionally, a loaded .40 caliber handgun was found in the roadway nearby the overturned vehicle, according to police, who said the gun was not registered and Burkhard and the juvenile denied ownership. An investigation into the ownership of the gun is ongoing, and charges are pending. 

Police said Burkhard was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he agreed to submit to a blood test for alcohol content. He was then formally charged with DUI and related motor vehicle crash charges.        

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