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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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2016 years 2 months ago

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!!!

2016 years 2 months ago

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…..

Just a thought
2016 years 2 months ago

His attorney for some money to help pay for all the damages…to 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…

Move on
2016 years 2 months ago

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… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

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.

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