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Police Still Interviewing Witnesses in Boat Accident

A spokesman for the Natural Resources Police says the investigation is ongoing into the August boat accident on the Magothy River involving state Delegate Don Dwyer.

Many people are looking for answers as to why police haven't filed any charges in the Aug. 22 boat accident on the Magothy River that injured seven people, including state Delegate Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena).

Those looking for answers include the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), who say that the investigation is ongoing.

"We are still in the process of interviewing witnesses," said Sgt. Brian Albert, spokesman for the NRP.

The day after the incident, Dwyer admitted to drinking on the night of the boat crash but no charges have been filed in connection to the incident.

NRP released information that Dwyer was with John Moran IV on his 27-foot Baja when it collided with an 18.5-foot Bayliner. Patch readers have questioned whether Moran, a former candidate for Anne Arundel County sheriff, was interviewed after the incident.

While he did not specifically address Moran, Albert responded that he did not hear from investigators "that anyone left the scene" when asked about the night of the accident.

During a press conference in August, Dwyer referenced reports that said his blood alcohol content was 0.2 but official results aren't in yet.

Patch previously reported penalties in Maryland for being found guilty of boating under the influence could include fines, imprisonment, community service, loss of boating and driving privileges, and counseling for alcohol or substance abuse.

See more:

  • No Charges Yet in Boat Accident Involving Dwyer
  • Dwyer Thanks Supporters on Facebook After Boat Crash
  • BLOG: What Should Dwyer Do Now?
  • Republican Central Committee Releases Statement on Boat Crash
  • Dwyer Admits Drinking Before Boat Crash
  • UPDATE: Multiple People Hospitalized After Boat Accident
Katie Meara October 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
How reliable is witness testimony almost 2 months after the incident? "Still interviewing witnesses" doesn't make sense.
Dena December 23, 2012 at 05:34 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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