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Baltimore Bishop who struck bicyclist charged with DUI and manslaughter

Bishop's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit


An arrest warrant has been issued for the episcopal church bishop who struck and killed a bicyclist in Baltimore. Heather Cooke will be charged with DUI and manslaughter. Her blood alcohol level was .22 which is three times the legal limit in Maryland.

Cooke left the scene of the collision after striking cyclist Thomas Palermo in Roland Park, claiming she had been in shock. The charges were brought by newly sworn in State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby who defeated Gregg Bernstein in last fall’s election.

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