Maryland: Queen Anne’s deputies arrest Donald Bohle for DUI following crash; Boozing Blake Was Loaded, So Was His Gun


Queen Anne Sheriff Gary Hofmann

Queen Anne’s deputies arrest Donald Bohle for DUI following crash

MARYDEL, MD. — The DWI arrest of a Marydel man wasn’t his first rodeo, as he was charged with DUI in Kent County in 2013. Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann reports that on Nov. 19, 2017, at 10:30 pm, Deputies were dispatched to the 2300 block of Peters Corner Rd, Marydel, Md., in reference to a single vehicle, motor vehicle crash.

The vehicle was described as a green in color, Toyota van, bearing the MD registration GS0174. Upon the Deputies arrival, the driver was identified as Donald Bohle, 56, of 2306 Busic Church Road, Marydel.  After the initial investigation of the accident, Bohle was put through Field Sobriety testing. Upon the completion of field sobriety tests, it was determined by Dfc. Jones that Bohle was under the influence of alcohol. Bohle opted to complete the Chemical breath test at the Maryland State Police Barracks in Centreville.

Bohle was charged by Queen Anne’s Sheriff Deputy Mitchell Jones with Driving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; Driving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se; Driving vehicle while impaired by alcohol; Negligent driving; Failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid a collision; Failure to drive right of center.

Bohle was issued all appropriate documentation and released to a sober party. He faces a Judge on Jan. 8, 2018 in District Court in Centreville, Md.

  • Kent County Sheriff’s Deputy Kettner arrested Bohle on June 20, 2013, for running a red light, possession of marijuana, not giving a signal when turning, DWI and possession of drug paraphernalia. In a plea deal in Kent County Circuit Court on March 23, 2014, with the Kent County States Attorney Robert Strong, Bohle entered a guilty plea to the pot charge, the DWI charge was put on the Stet Docket and the other charges were dropped.
  • Maryland State Trooper M. Gursky arrested Bohle on April 3, 2009, for DUI as he drove a 2005 Chevy on Md. Rt. 291 eastbound west of US Rt. 301. He entered into a plea deal on July 14, 2009, with the Queen Anne’s County States Attorney. THE DEAL: in exchange for a guilty plea, Bohle was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgement with no jail time and a fine of $500.00. In the deal, half of the fine was suspended. Attorney R. Stewart Barroll of Chestertown represented Bohle in this case.

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s motor unit

DWI HIT PARADE: Boozing Blake Was Loaded, So Was His Gun

SUDLERSVILLE, MD. – Queen Anne’s Sheriff Hofmann reports that on Nov. 4, 2017, at 1:10 AM,  a white passenger vehicle was traveling E/B on RT 300 when it passed Corporal Martz with its high beams on. Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Cpl. Martz conducted a traffic stop at Rt. 300 at Ben Lee Farm Lane, on a 2017 Ford Passenger car and came into contact with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle who he identified as Albert Blake Jr., 49, of 108 Emily Lane, Sudlersville, Md.

While talking to Blake Cpl. Martz detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle.

Blake admitted to CPL. Martz that he had been drinking. Cpl. Martz observed Blake to have slurred speech and sway while he walked.

Blake was asked to perform field sobriety tests but he refused to do so. Blake was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Cpl. Martz later learned that Blake had a concealed carry permit and had his gun in the vehicle. Martz located a loaded Glock 27 in a black bag on the back seat with a spare magazine. Blake was also charged with carrying and transporting a handgun while under the influence of alcohol due to the gun being loaded and within reach of the driver.

Unless Blake works out a plea deal with the States Attorney, he will have to explain to a Judge in District Court on Dec. 21, 2017, why he was allegedly driving drunk while packing heat.