Del. Dwyer Pleads Guilty to Drunken Boating Accident

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A judge will decide in October whether to accept a plea deal from a Maryland lawmaker who has pleaded guilty to a drunken boating charge relating to a collision that injured seven people last year.

Del. Don Dwyer, R-Anne Arundel, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 25.

Dwyer has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that would not include jail time.

Dwyer had reached a similar plea deal in district court in May. A judge in that case sentenced him to 30 days in jail, saying a lawmaker should be held to a higher standard. Dwyer appealed that sentence.

Retired Judge Emory Plitt Jr. from Harford County has been brought in to handle the case.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live