A local lawmaker was arrested last Tuesday morning after having been caught
drunk driving. He has been charged in the
The lawmaker, an outspoken conservative, was arrested shortly after midnight
by Anne Arundel County police. He had been seen by witnesses driving unsteadily
in a grey Cadillac through Pasadena. At the time of the arrest, he was
near Edwin Raynor Boulevard going eastbound on Route 100.
According to a spokesman for the police, the man was driving very erratically.
He had gone back and forth across several lanes of traffic, creating a
dangerous situation for drivers of other cars and their passengers. He
had also taken his car onto the shoulder of the road repeatedly, and had
gotten in front of a number of other vehicles. The police emphasized that
the arresting officer had great concern for the safety of others in the area.
When arrested, there was a significant scent of alcohol coming from the
man's car. Additionally, the arresting officer said that the man's
speech was slurred and his eyes were red.
He was also going 70 miles per hour. Unfortunately, the speed limit was
55 miles per hour. Also, his car registration was expired and had been
suspended. When given field sobriety tests, he failed three times and
then refused to take a breathalyzer.
Weeks earlier, the man had pled guilty to one count of operating a boat
while under the influence. In that incident, his boat had crashed into
another boat while he was driving it drunk. It happened on the Magothy
River, and he was injured as were several other people.
He had also told a local news station that that he was an alcoholic, and
acknowledged that no one should drink and drive. At the time, he stated
that he was going to start an alcohol treatment program. This latest incident
has some calling for his resignation.
DUI cases are very serious. A Phoenix criminal defense attorney who has
defended people accused of DUIs in Arizona can help you to address any
charges against you.
Source: CBS Baltimore, "
Del. Don Dwyer Arrested For DUI; Pleaded Guilty To Drunken Boating Earlier
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