Hi-ho, Bereano! Yet another speeding ticket
In a June 8 column, Getting There recounted how super-lobbyist, convicted felon, disbarred lawyer and anti-speed camera activist Bruce C. Bereano had harvested 22 tickets for moving violations in Maryland over the past 13 years.
Make that 23.
On July 15, Bereano was pulled over once again -- this time for going 76 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 413 in Somerset County. From the time and location it appears he was in a hurry to get to the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.
The new ticket is the 15th he has received on the Eastern Shore -- his personal dragstrip -- in the past 13 years. One can only speculate that he enjoys the company of rural state troopers.
Bereano's court date is Sept. 1. But before then, the lead-footed lobbyist has another appointment Aug. 18 to answer charges that he was going 85 mph in a 55-mph zone in Montgomery County. Kinda makes a ticket for going 21 mph over the limit seem kind of nitpicky, doesn't it.
Anyway, Bereano has pretty good luck over the years in beating the rap -- either through not guilty findings or probation before judgment. His most recent District Court date -- in Dorchester County in June -- didn't turn out so well though. A few more guilty findings and he could be looking at some steep insurance bills on that Mercedes and that Porsche. But on last year's earnings of $806,250.01, he can probably swing it.
I left a message for Bereano in order to ask him about his troubles with the traffic laws, but he hasn't been returning my calls for better than five years now. I'll let you know if that changes. (And, Bruce, you can always just post to this blog and avoid that conversation.)
Baltimore Sun file photo 2006