LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
On July 6, a DWI Saturation Patrol was conducted by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. At 10:10 p.m. Deputy First Class Deborah Milam observed a vehicle cross the center line of the roadway. Upon stopping the vehicle DFC Milam observed that the driver Benjamin Richard Bowling, 50, of Mechanicsville appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Bowling was administered field sobriety tests and was arreated and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. At 11:23 p.m. Corporal Morley stopped a vehicle for a rear registration plate light out. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Shaun Robert Burns, 26, of California, Md., Cpl. Morley observed that the driver appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Burns was administered field sobriety tests and arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. A search incident to arrest revealed that Burns was also in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and he was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
On July 5, SDFC Michael D. Peacher observed a vehicle parked in a handicap parking space at the Great Mills Wawa. The vehicle was not displaying handicap registration plate or placard. SDFC Peacher contacted the driver and identified him as Charles Brandon Kier, a twenty four year old black male, from Charlottesville, Va. A check was conducted and Kier was found to be a fugitive from justice. He had three active felony warrants and one active misdemeanor warrant in the state of Virginia. SDFC Peacher placed suspect Kier under arrest and transported him to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged for being a fugitive from justice and was given a citation for parking in a handicap parking space. He is currently awaiting extradition to Virginia.S