Report: Wife of ESPN’s Chris Berman Was Drunk at Time of Fatal Car Crash
Katherine Berman's blood-alcohol level was allegedly three times the legal limit.
According to a Connecticut state police report released Thursday which was obtained by the Hartford Courant, Katherine Berman had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when she caused a fatal car crash that killed herself and another driver.
According to the report, the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman was speeding and did not apply her brakes before she rear-ended 87-year-old Edward Bertulis’ car.
In addition to alcohol, a toxicology report found Berman had traces of oxycodone and anti-depressants in her system as well.
Berman, 67, was on the road after leaving a Woodbury restaurant that allegedly served her alcohol while she was intoxicated. Bertulis was on his way home after visiting his wife’s grave at a local cemetery.
The family of the victim has a lawsuit pending against the restaurant.
Despite the report, state police did not file charges because both drivers died in the crash.
Chris Berman was in New York at the time of the crash. Semi-retired, ESPN is looking to bring him back into the fold during the upcoming NFL season.
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