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ONLY ON 3: Brian Berger had no insurance during car crash, avoided victim

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A week after being arrested on domestic violence charges, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger showed up 15 minutes late to an agenda briefing Thursday. But Angela Lilly was there early to see him.

Lilly was the driver involved in a fender-bender with Berger Tuesday afternoon. After the accident she found out from Berger's insurance company that the Jeep he was driving was uninsured. Lilly, who like Berger is unemployed, now does not know how she or Berger will pay for repairs to her car.

Berger told WWAY he had insurance for the BMW he used to drive, but did not switch the insurance to the Jeep until after the accident.

“I can't believe he hasn't at least called to check to see if I was ok,” said Lilly. “He hasn't even contacted his insurance company to even report it, so it just makes me think that he's really just trying to hide something.”

Lilly says Berger has not returned her calls about the accident, which is why she showed up to the meeting. Berger said his attorney advised him not to return the calls.

The accident report from Tuesday also says the home addresses Berger and Lilly gave the investigating officer are not the same addresses that are on their respective driver licenses. Berger, though, has used the address he gave the officer at least as far back as October 2005.

The insurance issue is the latest in a series of missteps by the Republican elected to the commission last fall. Fellow commissioners said following Berger's arrest last week that he needs to get focused and avoid any more distractions from county business.

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I find it strange that someone who is drawing unemployment and who makes17k as a county commissioner. Can afford to buy a BMW and a jeep. But cannot afford insurance.
He must be printing money.

Bring on Ricky Meeks!

Please replace Berger with Ricky Meeks! Even riding the city bus, at least Ricky would be on time to meetings and we would never have to worry about Ricky having woman problems. Ohhh what a sad county we live in and ohhh how ashamed I am to say I am a Republican.
To use the Vice Chair's words from the NHC GOP, "what goes around comes around" like he used to WWAY; the only thing that will "come around" will be our Republican Party being rightly labeled as a leaderless band of idiots if this problem of Berger's AND Amoroso's incompetance is not dealt with quickly!

Really!! Replace him ASAP.

Really!! Replace him ASAP.


We'll see what tomorrow brings!

If he gets shot out of a cannon, I no longer care!

HE was the insured period.

HE was the insured period. The fact that the jeep wasnt listed on his policy is irrelevant technically. It not being insured only means they wouldnt cover any losses he sustained to the vehicle if he damaged it period. That doesnt negate any insurance and liability coverage of his insurance company he had active at the time period. BTW doesnt she have insurance too anybody without un/under insured motorist coverage is an idiot anyway IMO especialy with all the illegals driving without licenses in this state.

Is Berger an illegal immigrant?

No insurance, plowing into law abiding citizens, work history that's difficult to trace, frequent recipient of policing all adds up!

illegai immigrant.l

Actually, Mr. Berger is an immigrant from somewhere in outer space. He can not be charged with being illegal because "Outer Space" beings were here first.

My question is, will the WPD

My question is, will the WPD charge him with operating a motor vehicle with no insurance?

Good Question, why is Berger not charged?

Why is Berger not charged with operating a motor vehical with no insurance?

How did he have a temporary

How did he have a temporary tag on his jeep without insurance? He had a t-tag a few months ago.

Please, Let's get this LUNATIC out of here! Berger must resign!

Come on NHC Republican Party, which I'm now embarrassed to say I'm a member of, it's past time to demand Berger's resignation!

Where's Rhonda????

It seems that Rhonda Amoroso and the rest of the bunch at our GOP Headquarters have taken down the contact information from their website. They used to have email addresses listed, but "Puff" they're gone! I was going to send this as a link to make sure she saw what her little darling was up to, but I guess she doesn't want to her from us.

I guess they don't want our checks either!!!

Maybe he can ask...

His attorney for some money to help pay for all the the lady that he got into a crash with AND his girlfriend's car that he tore up last week...I mean, apparently his attorney should have a lot of extra cash lying around since he just PLEAD GUILTY to tax evasion...


Okay!!! We get it Berger is a bad guy!!! Must the media constantly ride his tail about all the bad things he is doing /has done. The most recent thing with his insurence this Liliy woman. She reports she is upset because he did call to check to see if she was "ok.". I have been in car accidents before with ppl with insurence and without and no one has ever called me to "see if I were okay". .. So is this really something that is so outrangeous? So yeah we get itthe man is bad guy.. yeah yeah move on.

Berger supporters choose A, B, C, or D

A - Blame the media for fabricating this event.

B - Blame the victim.

C - Ignore the story, but remind everyone that you still believe the other commissioners are terrible.

D - Ignore the story all together and just complain that no one here is using real verifiable names when posting messages.

You can't handle the truth

We need


the whole tamale.


Mr. Berger needs someone to run and take care of him, not trying to help run a county. I really feel sorry for Mr. Berger. How does a person have this many bad things happen in your life in such a short time?

I'll tell you how

It's like I said last week - anyone who goes from crisis to crisis to crisis is a life mis-manager, a total incompetent boob at life's routine requirements that are second nature to a normal person.

You can also place a substantial bet that like most of those irresponsible individuals, he'll claim that none of these events are his fault!

I certainly wish that someone had said, "By the way, this guy can't be counted on to change his skivvies without someone standing over him," to warn the voters.

Stand by for his apologists to show up.....

I think I'd rather have

I think I'd rather have former Cong. Anthony Weiner right now as our commissioner than this clown, and I'm a Republican.
Mr. Berger, I want my vote for you back.


The Weiner resigned today, its time for the Berger to do the same. I know.... ha ha ha!

Jay Leno would love to know

Jay Leno would love to know about the Berger. He would have a field day with it.


This guy is a train wreck and needs to go. It will only get worse not better.


So you used to have insurance on a BMW but 'forgot' to change it to your Jeep. A little too busy? Nope, you are unemployed. County business taking too much time? Nope, you keep showing up late.

What is there it understand?

If he had insurance on a BMW & repleaced the BMW with a jeep, the insurance would automaticaly transfer to the replacement vehicle.

Seems pretty simple, Unless, he had no current insurance on the BMW in which case he was uninsured and his legal woes have just heightened.

Certainly raises questions about his decision making abiltiy.

Not Necessarily

If it was a private sale when he bought the jeep, it would only transfer if he called and gave them the specifics. Happens all the time

Sorry but you re incorrect

under the terms of any personal automobile insurance policy issued in NC, automatic coverage exists for additional or replacement vehicles.

Basic policy provision found in all policies regrdless of insurance company.

The coverage lasts for a minimum of 30 days or the reminder of the policy term whichever is longer.

Of course, one premise is tht the Insured pys his premium on time so his policy does not get cancelled.

Does not require the Insured to even contact the Insurance Company.

Privte sale versus a dealer transaction is immaterial.

Sorry, nice try; but you are incorrect. Feel free to contact the NC Insurance Department in Raleigh for confirmation.

On the other hand, why has the HP not come by and picked up his plate and registration? for for clarification......I thought his commissioner position was a paid position? I don't understand those positions, so any clarifaction/help would be great! thanks! how can he be unenemployed if he is susposed to be making decisons based on the best interests of those who were unforunate enough to vote for him?

In light of what happened

In light of what happened today with the resignation of Anthony Weiner why can't someone call for Brian Berger's resignation he has no business in any type of offical capacity he is a complete joke. I certainly hope when the next election comes that the people who elected him will take a long hard look at the joke they elected and not do it again with him or someone like him.

Still hope for repair

Does Berger know any collision repair shops that do pro bono work, or is it just lawyers that offer that?

Uphold the laws....

Didn't he swear to uphold the laws of New Hanover County, North Carolina, and The United States of America... and not break as many as possible???

From the public meetings record:

I, Brian Berger, do solemnly swear that I will support and maintain the Constitution and laws of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of North Carolina, not inconsistent therewith, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my Office as County Commissioner, so help me God.

I, Brian Berger, do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend the Constitution of said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God.