REPORT: Chris Berman’s Wife Had Blood Alcohol Level Through The Roof During Fatal Crash

August 31, 2018 at 11:23 am by Terez in Chris Berman, Kathy Berman

Back in May, tragedy struck when the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman was one of two people killed in a car accident in Connecticut. What turned out to be a tragedy could’ve been prevented, according to a state police report. Kathy Berman had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit when she rear-ended another man’s car, killing them both. Via Courant: “The state police investigation concluded that Berman was speeding, not maintaining her lane and never applied the brakes before rear-ending a car driven by 87-year-old Edward Bertulis. Bertulis was driving on Sherman Hill Road in Woodbury after visiting his wife’s grave. Berman had just left the nearby Market Place Kitchen & Bar. Bertulis ’ family has filed a lawsuit against the bar, alleging it continued to serve Berman while she was intoxicated. The state police probe was closed with no charges filed because both drivers died in the crash. But the two-page accident summary written by Trooper Joel Portorreal concludes “the operator of the Lexus SC430 was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, was speeding and failed to maintain her lane. Additionally, the operator of the Lexus “failed to recognize the hazard in front of her … did not apply the brakes, and/or take evasive action.” The accident reconstruction team concluded she was traveling up to 82 mph at the time of the crash on a road where the speed limit is 45 mph. Toxicology tests revealed Kathy Berman had a blood/alcohol level of .26, and the legal limit in Connecticut is .08. – TO