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RandySF

(61,784 posts)
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:21 PM Aug 2012

GOP Md. Del. Dwyer acknowledges drinking before operating boat that struck another, injuring kids

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland lawmaker on Thursday acknowledged that he had been drinking alcohol before operating a motorboat that collided with another vessel, injuring himself and five others, and that his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

Delegate Don Dwyer, an Anne Arundel County Republican known as one of the most conservative lawmakers in Annapolis, said that he regretted his actions, adding that no one should ever drink and operate a motor vehicle or powerboat.

Three children were among those hospitalized after the collision Wednesday evening in the Magothy River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The legal limit in Maryland for operating a boat is the same as for a car, .08.

“It is true that I was drinking while operating my boat yesterday,” Dwyer said at news conference he gave from a wheelchair outside Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore. “It’s also been reported that my blood alcohol content was .2. No one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or power boat.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-state-del-don-dwyer-among-many-injured-when-2-boats-collide-on-magothy-river-in-pasadena/2012/08/23/c646ec00-ed1c-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_story.html

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GOP Md. Del. Dwyer acknowledges drinking before operating boat that struck another, injuring kids (Original Post) RandySF Aug 2012 OP
Thankfully it was only kids that were injured Ezlivin Aug 2012 #1
No one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or power boat. then why did he leftyohiolib Aug 2012 #2
At the very least, his insurance company will be out a lot of money. MineralMan Aug 2012 #3
IIRC Mr Dwyer has said intaglio Aug 2012 #4
Ah more GOP logic fail. Initech Aug 2012 #10
Nothing they do is wrong you know. Killing kids is part of their war/prolife agenda. They send our lonestarnot Aug 2012 #5
... CatWoman Aug 2012 #6
Family values Bucky Aug 2012 #7
here in tennessee, mr dwyer would be arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence spanone Aug 2012 #8
blood alcohol content spanone Aug 2012 #9

Ezlivin

(8,153 posts)
1. Thankfully it was only kids that were injured
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:40 PM
Aug 2012

If it had been fetuses he may very well have had to resign in shame.

 

leftyohiolib

(5,917 posts)
2. No one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or power boat. then why did he
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:51 PM
Aug 2012

and will anything happen to him.

MineralMan

(146,438 posts)
3. At the very least, his insurance company will be out a lot of money.
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 01:03 PM
Aug 2012

Beyond that, it's doubtful. Power has the ability to slough off a lot of legal action, but it's of no benefit in civil court. Now, if he didn't have liability insurance on his boat, or a big umbrella policy, it could be very costly to him, personally. Civil juries are rarely impressed with drunks who harm children.

intaglio

(8,170 posts)
4. IIRC Mr Dwyer has said
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:11 PM
Aug 2012

"Gays are a danger to our kids," or something along those lines.

I don't believe in Karma but sometimes ...

Karma sucks

Initech

(100,428 posts)
10. Ah more GOP logic fail.
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:34 PM
Aug 2012

So gays are "a danger to kids" but drinking and operating a boat isn't? I want some of whatever they're smoking.

 

lonestarnot

(77,097 posts)
5. Nothing they do is wrong you know. Killing kids is part of their war/prolife agenda. They send our
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:31 PM
Aug 2012

kids to fight their wars. Prollee won't even get a fucking ticket because he's prollee above the law.

Bucky

(54,301 posts)
7. Family values
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:40 PM
Aug 2012

He was drinking, so he blames it on the booze. But if he'd been sober, he'd have to blame it on being mean.

spanone

(136,275 posts)
9. blood alcohol content
Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:45 PM
Aug 2012

0.20–0.29
Stupor
Loss of understanding
Impaired sensations
Possibility of falling unconscious
Severe motor impairment
Loss of consciousness
Memory blackout

was he arrested?

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