Bereano rakes in yet another speeding ticket
Lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano added one more to his awesome collection of speeding tickets this month when he was cited for going 55 mph in a 40-mph zone on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis.
The trial set for April 15 appears to be the first for Bereano under the new system -- launched Jan. 1 -- under which a defendant has to request a day in court for traffic offenses. Bereano is already scheduled for trial April 7 on a charge of going 88 in a 65-mph zone of Interstate 97 at Route 648. The case, originally set for last year under the old system, has been twice rescheduled because Bereano failed to appear, according to court records.
Those cases come on top of one guilty plea and one probation before judgment in speeding cases for which he was ticketed last year. All told, Bereano has tallied more than two dozen tickets since 1996. Is there some kind of Lifetime Achievement award for speeders?
The good news for Bereano is that his two pending cases are in his home county of Anne Arundel, where the judiciary has treated him very kindly in the past. His record there includes an acquittal and two probation-before-judgment decisions.