DUI charge for 20-year-old who drove car into building

EDGEWATER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in Anne Arundel County have charged a 20-year-old with DUI after driving his vehicle into a building early Tuesday morning.

Officials say they were called to the Mayo Office Building, located in the 600 block of Central Avenue in Edgewater, Md., at approximately 1:48 a.m. for the report of a vehicle that struck the building. The caller told police a red Toyota four door vehicle had struck the building, and the driver entered another vehicle and left the scene.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a badly damaged vehicle as well as damage to the building. The vehicle was unoccupied, and the driver could not be located.

A short time later, the suspect returned to the scene and it was learned that he had been driving the car under the influence of alcohol when it crashed into the building, police said.

Robert Damon Bernhard, of Edgewater, Md., was charged with DUI and failure to remain at the scene of a property damage accident.


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