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Dwyer Admits Drinking Before Boat Crash

Del. Don Dwyer, of Pasadena, told reporters no one should be drinking while operating a boat or any other motor vehicle.

Del. Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena) admitted to drinking before a boat crash on Wednesday in Anne Arundel County.

Dwyer, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace and a cast on his left foot, made the announcement during a brief press conference on Thursday outside of University of Maryland Hospital in downtown Baltimore, and refused to answer questions from reporters.

"It is true that I was drinking while I was operating my boat yesterday. It's also been reported that my blood alcohol content was .2. No one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or power boat," Dwyer said.  "I deeply regret my actions and ask for forgiveness from the public."

He would not answer questions from reporters but appeared to confirm his blood alcohol content was above the legal .08 level.

"The information is on the record. So I'm sure you'll find that's what it is," Dwyer said, declining to elaborate.

previously reported seven people were hospitalized, including at least four children, in the accident, which occurred about 7 p.m. near Gibson Island in the Magothy River.

WBAL-TV reported that Dwyer was on a 26-foot Baja boat named "The Legislator."

Mark Patro December 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM
sign the petition http://www.change.org/petitions/michael-e-busch-remove-delegate-don-dwyer-for-driving-a-boat-while-intoxicated
Dena December 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM
signed!
steve James December 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Now I really believe in God. Dwyer was the chief homophobe of the MD legislature. Separately I knocked on a thousand doors in / Severna park to support Q6 to allow our gay neigbors to marry under civil law (churches can still do as they please - its amendment 1 of the US constitution.) 70-80% of the people I spoke to supported keeping the law. For those who were questioning - on the fence - all I had to do was point out that Don Dwyer of boat crashing fame was the key legislatvie architect of the referendum, Funny how things work out. Sorry and best wishes to Dwyers victims. Thank you Don also. (PS Don I'm quite sure belongs to a smaller xtian church that is extremly conservative. Their progressive branch of the presbyterians - many of the churches support marriage equaltiy (most xtian churches have a lot of independence) And my thanks to the 100 or so catholic priests in WA state who publically supported Mar equality, some here in MD also etc etc.
Sue Crandall December 28, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Hey Steve. You have no right to call anyone a homophobe, because they disagree with your opinion. There are several nasty epithets that could be hurled at you for what you believe is normal behavior. What are you so afraid of that you cannot allow a differing opinion? Why do liberals such as yourself go berserk when anyone objects to yet another whacky proposal they try to shove in the general,publics face as being completely normal in their narrow view? What made this country what it was before the regime took over was the exchange of ideas, the realization that people would disagree, and so we had elections to see which opinion the general public favored. That was a good thing, Steve,but fear not. Liberals rule the roost now, so you should not ever have to bother witn ridiculous general public attitudes ever again, the regime will simply file suit against the populace. Happens all the time lately, just ask Governor Brewer of Arizona. . You are indeed a bully: you got your gay marriage oassed, one way or another, so why are you continuing to malign a man elected to represent the views of his constituents for most likely acting as he was elected to do? Not everybody agrees witn gay marriage, Stevo, but you won. So zip it already. One more thing, you do owe Rep. Dwyer an apology.
Dena December 28, 2012 at 06:27 AM
if anyone owes anyone an apology here, it's Dwyer to those children..... especially that little girl who is still suffering because of him. He's sooooooooo lucky none of them died. Only by a miracle. He is not taking responsibility for his actions by trying to make excuses and get out of this. he needs to step down and focus on getting his life together and an alcohol treatment program.

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