Del. Dwyer Admits Drinking Before Boat Accident

Aug 24, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker admitted that he was drinking before operating a motorboat that collided with another vessel, injuring him and five others.

Delegate Don Dwyer said at a news conference Thursday afternoon at Shock Trauma in Baltimore that he regretted his actions, saying no one should ever drink and operate a motor vehicle or powerboat.

Dwyer did not take questions at the news conference, where he appeared in a wheelchair, with an Ace bandage on his left foot.

Dwyer and five others, including three children, were hospitalized after the accident Wednesday night on the Magothy River near Gibson Island. None of the injuries was considered to be life-threatening on Thursday.