Patch covered the boat crash involving Del. Don Dwyer and the fallout from his charges of drunken boating.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Del. Don Dwyer addressed the trial starting Tuesday where he faces multiple charges, including operating a boat under the influence of alcohol.
State Del. Don Dwyer (R–Pasadena) said he "regrets" the boating incident that led to his arrest and the injury of several people on the Magothy River last August. Dwyer, whose blood alcohol content was reported at three times the legal limit, has admitted to drinking before his boat crashed into another boat, injuring seven people–including two children. Dwyer and his lawyer, David Fischer, told reporters Monday that the delegate plans to plead guilty in his trial that begins tomorrow, reports WJZ 13. He is also in an alcohol treatment program and does not plan to resign, according to the report. On his Facebook page, Dwyer said he hopes to move on from the incident. "I'm looking forward to getting the boat accident behind me. Thanks to …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Delegate Dwyer is addressing his upcoming trial for charges of being under the influence of alcohol while operating a boat.
State Delegate Don Dwyer (R–Pasadena) is addressing his drunken boating trial set for Tuesday—just one day before the trial begins, according to WBAL. Dwyer and his attorney, David Fischer, plan to speak Monday morning about charges that he was under the influence of alcohol last August while operating a boat that crashed and injured several people, including children. Natural Resources Police reported Dwyer's blood alcohol content was 0.24 at the time, which is three times the legal limit of 0.08. Dwyer, who is facing re-election in 2014, held a fundraiser on Saturday auctioning off two of his own personal guns, in opposition to recent calls for gun control legislation.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In a message to his Facebook supporters, Del. Don Dwyer admitted that his alcohol usage contributed to an August 2012 boat crash on the Magothy River.
Embattled Del. Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena) has admitted to having a drinking problem and has voluntarily undergone treatment. "In the past year I have faced both personal and professional challenges that were extremely difficult for me. As a result, and regrettably so, I turned to alcohol to cope," Dwyer wrote in a Facebook post. "As many of you know, this culminated in a serious boat accident in August when the boat I was operating was struck by another vessel." Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged Dwyer in December with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol in connection with the Aug. 22 crash. The accident injured seven people—including Dwyer and four children. NRP reported Dwyer's blood alcohol content on the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Charges were filed in the August boat accident on the Magothy River involving state Delegate Don Dwyer in Anne Arundel County.
UPDATE (4:15 p.m.)—Two people, including Delegate Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena), will face charges in the Aug. 22 boat accident on the Magothy River, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP). The day after the incident, Dwyer admitted to drinking on the night of the boat crash that injured seven people—including children. NRP charged Dwyer with operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, which requires him to appear in court and carries a maximum penalty of $1,000 fine and/or one year in prison for the first offense. NRP said in a press release both operators "contributed to the accident when neither operator adjusted speed nor took the necessary action with ample time to avoid a collision." Despite a report that said…
Friday, October 19, 2012
It could be months before charges are filed in the August boat accident on the Magothy River involving state Delegate Don Dwyer.
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…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Seven people were hospitalized, including state Delegate Don Dwyer, when two boats collided on the Magothy River near Gibson Island last month.
Although it's been more than a month since Delegate Don Dwyer (R-Pasadena) admitted to drinking on the night of a boat crash on the Magothy River, no charges have been filed in connection to the incident. On the evening of Aug. 22, Dwyer's boat reportedly collided with another boat that had two adults and five children on board near Gibson Island. Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) said seven people were hospitalized, including at least four children. Key evidence in the case will be the results of a toxicology screen for both boat drivers. Sgt. Brian Albert, a NRP spokesman, confirmed earlier this week that the results aren't in yet. Patch previously reported that Dwyer held a press conference the day after the crash and acknowledged…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Read what you missed last week on Pasadena Patch.
Miss something on Pasadena Patch? Here's your chance to catch up on the top headlines from the past week. Click each link to read the whole story. Dwyer Thanks Supporters on Facebook After Boat Crash Delegate Don Dwyer thanked people "who have supported me with your prayers and comments" after he admitted to drinking before crashing his boat. Mourners Say Goodbye to Jessica Lee The Brooklyn Park woman, 20, was found slain in a Pasadena field earlier this month. Police, Fire Incidents: Pasadena Patch reports on a selection of local incidents between Aug. 17-28. House Catches Fire in Lake Shore Overnight It took 45 firefighters to put out the blaze, which started when a dehumidifier caught fire. Living Shoreline Grant To Help Magothy Beach …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Anne Arundel County police and fire departments.
This activity report is a selection of local incidents provided as a public service to the community and compiled by Patch between Aug. 17-28. It is not a complete listing of all events and crimes reported. Click on each headline link to see the full story. Police Investigating Bullet Holes Found in Pasadena Police are investigating a report of multiple shots being fired in the Pasadena area. They reportedly found bullet holes in a house and two cars. Woman Dies in Accident on Fort Smallwood Road A car with two women in it struck a tree and the passenger later died from her injuries. Police said Catherine May Guthrie, 81, died as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Fort Smallwood Road. Dwyer Admits Drinking Before Boat …