911 Call Says Lawmaker's Boat Seemed in "Full Throttle" During Collision

Aug 29, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A witness to a boat collision told police a boat operated by a lawmaker was "flying" at "what seemed like full throttle" before a collision that injured seven people.

The 911 recording of a call made by a witness to last week's accident on the Magothy River was made public Tuesday.

Delegate Don Dwyer, R-Anne Arundel, was operating the motorboat that collided with another vessel. Dwyer said Thursday his blood alcohol content was .2, more than twice the legal limit.

Dwyer has not been charged. An investigation is ongoing. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police is working on reconstructing the accident. Police have said there was no speed limit on that part of the Magothy.