House GOP 'troubled' by Dwyer's drunken accident

  • Del. Don Dwyer is wheeled out of Shock Trauma for a press conference.
Del. Don Dwyer is wheeled out of Shock Trauma for a press conference. (Kevin Rector, Baltimore…)
August 24, 2012|by Annie Linskey

The House GOP caucus in Annapolis put out a statement this afternoon that they are "troubled" by the behavior of Republican Del. Don Dwyer, who has acknowledged being drunk while piloting a  speedboat that collided with another vessel and sent six people to the hospital.

Dwyer admitted that he had a .2 blood alcohol level -- more than twice the legal limit -- when he was driving his boat Wednesday evening in the Magothy River. Dwyer's boat sank. Two adults and four children were hospitalized.

The lawmaker asked for forgiveness Thursday in a news conference after he was wheeled out of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in a cast and neck brace.

House Republican Leader Del. Anthony O'Donnell did not return calls Thursday evening. Today's statement came from the GOP leadership.

"While we appreciate Delegate Dwyer’s frankness in his statements, we are troubled by these circumstances," according to the statement.

"We will refrain from any further comments on this ongoing investigation and allow the Department of Natural Resources officers to do their job as the legal process moves forward.”


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