Republican Central Committee Releases Statement on Boat Crash

The Anne Arundel County group acknowledges that "many questions still remain after Delegate Dwyer's statements" about Wednesday night's boat crash in Pasadena.

The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County released a statement late Thursday night regarding the .

The accident involved Del. Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena) and former Central Committee member John Moran. At a press conference on Thursday, that injured seven people including some children.

Committee Chairman Alan Rzepkowski released the following statement on behalf of the central committee.

"First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those injured in the accident and their families, particularly as we await information on the welfare of the children involved. Many questions still remain after Delegate Dwyer's statements, but we appreciate the candidness of his remarks and expect that more answers will be forthcoming in the near future. In the meantime, we are grateful to the local residents and emergency responders for their quick response to this tragedy, which resulted in the safe rescue of all nine people involved."

The accident occurred on the Magothy River near Gibson Island about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, when Dwyer's boat collided with another boat on the river. was on the scene of the accident.

During his press conference on Thursday, Dwyer said he was drinking while operating his boat before the crash.

"It's also been reported that my blood alcohol content was 0.2," he said. "No one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or power boat. I deeply regret my actions and ask for forgiveness from the public."

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madmary August 26, 2012 at 01:43 PM
@John Paul David Wilber. I don't care whether Don Dwyer is a Democrat or a Republican, he should resign. The County State Republican Central Committee should pull him a try to convince him to resign.
Chris W August 26, 2012 at 02:46 PM
First, let me say that Dwyer made a huge error in judgement and is very lucky that no one was killed. Now, having said that i find the response from Democrats around here to be sadly predictable. So in the state of Mayland, if you are Democrat "civil rights leader" (Snowden), you get a pass for multiple arrests on DUI. If you are a Republican, suddenly there is zero tollerance.
William Thomas Capps Jr. August 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I first met Don in 2010 when I was running for State Senate. We had spoken several times when I was running. I found him to be a candid guy. I may not always agree with him. But heck if you agree with any elected official or somebody running for office 100% of the time; I will question your intelligence. Even when I ran folks did not always agree with me. That is fair and understandable. But the following statement I think we can all agree on. There is a higher standard you must adhere to once elected into office! Law makers are the ones who in the end; subject people with rules, policies and laws. You cannot have elected officials that are given these responsibilities and turn around and violate the law themselves. It is a no brainer to go by this standard. But even if I was an elected official, this would apply to me also, I would be no different to be held to such a standard. Too many times political parties circle the wagon and when someone in their party screws up. They’re more concern about political power then an honorable result. Don knows what he must do maintain honor because of his negative action. Can he be forgiven? The victims of this accident can only decide that. Publicly he will be forgiven if he takes the high road and does the right thing. Yes Don should resign and there should be a special election. William Capps District 21 Republican.
Michele August 27, 2012 at 08:37 PM
ALL people should be held accountable. Swing those binoculars in a wide arc - sadly, it seems boating & drinking go hand in hand.
Dena December 23, 2012 at 05:38 PM
sign the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/michael-e-busch-remove-delegate-don-dwyer-for-driving-a-boat-while-intoxicated


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