Delegate Plans To Plead Guilty In Boating Accident Case

10:42 AM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
  • Del. Don Dwyer, right, says he will plead guilty to operating a boat under the influence of alcohol. (WJZ)
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PASADENA, Md. (AP/WJZ) - Delegate Don Dwyer and his attorney spoke to the media Monday morning about his upcoming trial on charges related to a boating accident. WJZ reports the delegate plans to plead guilty.

The state's attorney's office says Delegate Dwyer's blood alcohol content was .24.-three times the legal limit- when his boat collided with a second boat on the Magothy River back in August 2012.

But Dwyer's attorney told reporters Monday morning that his client's blood test was faulty and believes it would have not been admissible in court.

"I regret that incident. I'm grateful to be involved in an alcohol treatment program. I thank my constituents and the citizens of Maryland for their support," Dwyer said.

The Anne Arundel County Republican scheduled a news conference in Pasadena on Monday, one day before a trial is scheduled in the case.

Dwyer is charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and other offenses in the boating crash on the Magothy River in August that injured several people.

Dwyer has acknowledged that he was under the influence of alcohol and over the legal limit at the time of the crash.

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