Many people don't understand why charges weren't filed on the spot following the Aug. 22 boat accident on the Magothy River.
The investigation isn't taking any longer than it typically does for a "serious boat accident," according to a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP). But the public's interest in the investigation is high because of the involvement of state Delegate Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena).
Seven people were injured—including children—and transported to area hospitals on the night of the accident.
"When NRP arrived at the boat accident Del Dwyer was involved in, all the witnesses were gone, the boats were gone, and the victims were gone," wrote Sgt. Brian Albert, spokesman for the NRP, in an email to Patch.
The day after the incident, Dwyer admitted to drinking on the night of the boat crash. However, Albert said that the blood analysis kit is still not back to confirm reports that said Dwyer's blood alcohol content was 0.2.
It wasn't a typical accident scene since it was cleared when NRP arrived.
"When we have subjects on scene, NRP officer do charge on the same night or time frame as with a DWI in a vehicle, when the operater either agrees to a breath test or refuses," Albert wrote in an email.
In this case, NRP will have to wait for the blood kit results and the completion of the investigation before filing charges. Albert told Patch that charges will likely be filed in December, but could also happen in early January 2013.
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