DUI, Assault Charges After Collision With School Bus On Route 50 Bridge

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on drunk-driving and other charges early Wednesday morning after his vehicle collided with a school bus carrying two young children on the Route 50 bridge.

Around 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Maryland State Police troopers were dispatched to the area of Talbot Street and Philadelphia Ave. for a reported motor vehicle collision involving a school bus. The investigation revealed a Lincoln sedan driven by Kyle Kenney, 21, of Orrtanna, Pa., was traveling east in the slow lane on the bridge when it crossed over into the fast lane and collided with a school bus driven by Donald Moore, 53, of Berlin.

The school bus was carrying two children, ages seven and eight. The two vehicles involved in the collision continued east across the bridge and stopped at Philadelphia Ave. and Talbot Street. No one was injured in the collision, but both vehicles sustained damage. Kenney was administered field sobriety tests, which he did not pass to the troopers’ satisfaction, and he was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.

While in custody at the MSP barrack in Berlin, Kenney allegedly became combative and assaulted a trooper although the trooper was not injured. Kenney was charged with DUI, second-degree assault on the police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, negligent driving and other counts.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.