Berlin man sentenced to ten years for DUI related vehicular homicide

BERLIN, Md. – A Berlin man was sentenced on Monday following his conviction on numerous charges after he hit and killed a bicyclist last year.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 6th, 2018, when 59-year-old Johnathan Kidder reportedly struck and killed 38-year-old Jose Eduardo Madrid Pineda while he was riding his bike down Racetrack Road at Gum Point Road in Berlin. Kidder fled the scene but caused another accident in the area of Route 50 and Keyser Point Road a short time later. Although Kidder fled the scene of the second accident as well, Kidder turned himself into police just four days later.

Kidder was found guilty of negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop and remain at the scene of an accident involving death on November 8th. He will face ten years in the Maryland Division of Corrections.

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