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Pennsylvania man arrested in connection to DUI crash in Berlin

WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested, after troopers say he was involved in a DUI crash, in Worcester County.

Maryland State Police say on Thursday, around 3:33 PM, troopers from the Berlin Barrack responded to Peerless Road, at Campbelltown Road, for a reference to a single vehicle crash, in Berlin. According to the report, 24-year-old Brandon Cobak, of Bedford, PA, was driving a 2008 Dodge van was traveling eastbound on Peerless Road and crossed the double yellow center line before losing control and coming to a rest in a ditch on the right side of the road. Troopers report that Cobak was not injured during the crash.

Authorities say Cobak had difficulty maintaining balance and his movements were slow. Cobak was apparently given a set of standardized field sobriety tests which he failed. He was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and or narcotics. Once back a the Berlin Barrack, he reportedly refused to take a breath test.

Cobak was ultimately given citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol and driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol. He was later released to the care of his employer.


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