Maryland man charged with DUI after MDTA officer hurt

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Transportation Authority Police say they have arrested and charged a man with driving under the influence after a crash in which an MDTA officer was seriously injured.

According to a news release, an MDTA police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on southbound Interstate 95 near Exit 50 early Sunday morning.

Police say that as the officer spoke with the occupants of the stopped vehicle, a sedan driven by 28-year-old Rodney I. Berger.

Berger struck both the officer and the stopped vehicle. The MDTA officer was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

MDTA police officers took Berger into custody. He faces additional charges.

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