Berger charged for driving with revoked license

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Submitted: Thu, 01/05/2012 - 10:29pm
Updated: Fri, 01/06/2012 - 1:00am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law once again. Wilmington Police charged Berger for driving with a revoked license, which is a misdemeanor.

Police say the charge came after a motorcycle officer pulled Berger over today for speeding in the 4800 block of Waltmoore Road. Police say Berger was going 43 mph in a 25 mph zone.

WPD spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said because of the revoked license, Berger was not allowed to drive away from the traffic stop.

There’s no word why Berger’s license had been revoked.

Berger is scheduled to be in court twice next week. Monday he is scheduled to appear on an alleged violation of a domestic violence protective order filed by his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Jan. 12 he is on the docket for a hearing regarding his arrest back in June, when he was charged with simple assault and injury to personal property against Blaylock. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the assault charge in July, when Berger received a prayer for judgement continued on the assault to personal property.

Berger has not yet responded to our request for comment.


  • james thompson says:

    As Forest Gump said “stupid is as stupid does”

  • Guest461 says:

    …started screening through Bergers trash and his sewer discharge to find more valuable goodies to tell everyone. Oh no! Look at what I just did, gave them new ideas! DRATS!

  • gustafo says:

    I’m glad we’re letting those yanks take our political offices here in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. They’ll show us how they do it up north, isn’t that right Mr. Jayne (Leland PD) and Freakshow Berger? I’m sure we were doing it wrong the whole entire time.

  • Peyton Garrett says:

    NUM-NUTTS. Ben McCoy, NUM-NUTTS II, Curtis Wright, deadbeat NUM-NUTTS! If You Guys are going to talk the talk, back it up. Butt Boy Berger is done. Can’t wait to see Ben McCoy try to spin this. Please Ben, use all of the big words you can, Rambling is expected.

  • Tracie C says:

    It took me a minute to believe I was reading this. Let me guess….you had to remove your hood before you began to type? What does where this moron is from have to do with the fact he’s in a public office and continually breaking the law?
    Just like I try to explain to all the racist pigs here….we are all human. Albeit, many of the same humans can’t let go of their fear of “different”.
    Get over it already. If you still feel the need to fight the Civil War go sign up for a reenactment somewhere and leave the posting for those of us that can do so intelligently.

  • Guest Lee says:

    I agree that his comment was way out of line and inappropriate for this post, but please don’t judge all southerners by one redneck. And please don’t resort to bring up The Klan and rubbing it in Southerners noses that you “won the war”. It’s offensive to us and makes you no better than him. With your amount of intelligence, you shouldn’t have to resort to his level to get your point across.

    Thank you.

  • Guestyish says:

    gustafo- YOU ARE AN IDIOT. So much for that good, old fashioned southern hospitality. I guess most are right, it’s all an ACT. You are actually just as rude as “northerners”. See, we are all the same. Some just hide behind a CLAIM of having hospitality when in actuality, it’s all a huge sham. Thanks for clearing that up for us “northerners”

  • guesty says:

    He does most of his stupid tricks out in public.

  • Gustafo says:

    Reading your statement reminds me of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” because I think you want to believe in that fairy-tale.
    What part of my statement wasn’t true? They’re both from different parts of the country that definitely have a different dynamic socially and economically than here. I knew someone would step up with a idiotic “white hood” statement. Maybe you need to learn the definition of a racist. I have the same skin color as these men. Flawless logic you have there.
    I have no fear of different, and I don’t hate those that are. I’m sure that’s a concept that someone like yourself would like to think you have down-pat(see your statements above). I do have a problem when mental midgets such as Berger get into his position and refuse to do the right thing, and resign. I just think in order to run for a political office in a state, you should be from that state. Just like if you run for president of this country, you should be from this country.

    Not that I have to justify my opinion on the internet to complete strangers or anything…

  • GuestOhNo says:

    If they did that, they might subject themselves to hazardous waste. He did carve his arms up with a razor blade, you know. He had to clean it up, and probably threw the rags in the trash. Yuck!

  • Gustafo says:

    I just laughed when I read you’re comment. You called me as rude as northerners? Do you realize what you just admitted? Also if you think my opinions and comments account for everyone in “the south” that just shows what level of cognitive reasoning you’re on. Yeah, just because one person that’s actually from this state makes a statement against out-of-state politicians holding political office here and the whole “Southern Hospitality” is a sham!!! omg! rapture!

  • Mary says:

    So true! Get a new start somewhere else. Berger has no respect for rules, his position with the county, and the community he lives in. Judge don’t be lenient with him when and if he appears in court before you! He needs an attitude adjustment and learn to obey the laws.

  • DEAN says:

    BRIAN,is the last headline i expected to see starting off the new year,man you need to just resign from the board of commissioners and try to clean up your personal life and get a new start!!

  • Reginald Denny says:

    I would not do 43 in a 25 on any street as posted. As the laws read in this state, he (you) could have been hauled in just for the speed alone, not even including the revocation of his (your) “privilege” to drive. The officer afforded him (you) as MUCH legal leeway as he could without getting putting himself in a very precarious position. My question is, who is taking him (again, you) to all the upcoming court dates he (you) has (have) scheduled. Resign.

  • Seriously? says:

    Ya’ll should stalk the rest of Wilmington city council like you do this poor guy. I’m sure if you paid as close attention to them, you’d find some real scary stories.

  • Yellow says:

    You do realize Brian Berger is not part of the city council, Right?

  • guesty says:

    He has the power to enact regulations for New Hanover county yet he has proven he lacks the mental capacity to follow simple laws. This is enough of a wake up call that we need a provision to recall elected officials.

  • Guest Lee says:

    He was probably late for an appointment and was speeding to make up the time.

    It’s simple, Mr. Berger. If you leave home early, you don’t have to speed to get to your destination, and you’ll be on time or early for every appointment. It’s a win-win situation.

    I would think you would do almost anything to avoid another run in with the cops.

  • ReallyGuest99x says:


    Really. I live in the vicinity where you were stopped doing 43 in a 25 zone. You owe greater respect to your constituents than a violation of this nature. Please don’t condemn the police, the media or your girlfriend. I would truly expect a county commissioner to have the ability to maintain a driver’s license and comply with requirements to keep his vehicle legally on the road.

    If you can drive this fast; what is the reason for your dismal punctuality record at the appointed meetings which you are responsible to attend?

  • 910-Friend says:

    I try to tell ya’ll, if you’re gonna be ridin’ dirty you gotta keep it under the speed limit. Two working taillights is important too.

  • RSimmons says:

    can we please send Brian Berger to Frying Pan Shoals light tower and leave him there?

  • Ken says:

    This guy is supposed to be one of our community leaders. He sure sets a fine example for our young people of how to carry himself in public. This is really a sad demostration of community leadership. Mr. Berger needs to get some help in learning how to be a responsible community leader. At the rate he is going, New Hanover county is going to need to install “revolving doors” at the Court House just for his own personal use. Man Up Mr. Berger.

  • Guestfriend says:

    As hard as it might be for some to understand, there actually was something BB could have done this morning to keep his name out of the news. Right? Am I correct that no one forced him to drive today?

    To his supporters – I know how politics works, he’s your guy and nothing is going to change that. I get that. I just don’t think you’re doing him any favors by acting like all this drama is perfectly normal behavior. Speeding, yeah we’ve all done it, but most responsible people can go their whole life without driving on a revoked license. I’m not going to list his issues from the past, but again many of those events were not things that just happen to all of us. Stop blaming others for his problems and put that energy into helping him. How is he supposed to make the necessary changes in his life when he is surrounded by people who are telling him that he is doing nothing wrong and everything is the fault of those “out to get him”?

  • Guest757 says:

    It is one thing after another with Mr. Berger. Can’t someone make him go away PLEASE !!!!!!!!

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