Berlin man crashes into Salisbury car dealership while driving intoxicated

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A Berlin, Maryland man was arrested after police say he drove intoxicated and crashed into a car dealership in Salisbury, causing $250,000 in damage.

According to Maryland State Police, the incident occurred around shortly after 1 p.m., Sunday as troopers were called to the area of Route 13 and Pine Way in Salisbury, for reports of a single vehicle crash.

Troopers arrived and discovered a black Toyota Tacoma that had sustained front end damage in the parking lot of the Safford Kia dealership in Salisbury.

The driver, 33-year-old Kevin Harris of Berlin, admitted to being under the influence of a dangerous controlled substance. He reportedly told police that he fell asleep and, as a result, the vehicle ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

The vehicle then continued into the parking lot of the dealership and struck several vehicles for sale on the lot, resulting in roughly $250,000 in damages.

Evidence of the undisclosed controlled substance was located inside the vehicle, according to police.

Harris was placed under arrest and transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police say he was also arrested by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, January 8, for a DUI-related offense.

Delmarva Power responded to the scene to repair the utility pole.