Trooper Involved in Worcester County Impaired Driver Crash


Maryland State Police are investigating a three vehicle crash from Friday morning that left one person injured.

The incident happened just after 8 a.m. along Southbound Route 113 south of Bishopville Road in Bishopville. A Trooper from the Berlin Barrack had conducted a commercial vehicle inspection of a dump truck with his emergency lights activated. A Nissan Altima then crashed into the rear side of the Trooper’s vehicle pushing it into the rear of the dump truck. The driver and sole occupant of the Altima was transported by ambulance to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin for treatment of injuries. The Trooper and dump truck driver were not injured.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Charles Calvin Lessner of Delaware who has been charged with Driving Under the Influence and other related charges. The crash briefly shut down both lanes of Route 113 which were re-opened around 9:15 a.m.

Maryland State Police remind motorists of the importance of adhering to the state’s “Move Over” law, and warns against distracted driving.