Cumberland Times-News

June 29, 2013

Md. lawmaker in boat crash gets crabbing citation - 06/30


Cumberland Times-News

— ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A Maryland state lawmaker convicted in a boating crash has been cited for illegal crabbing.

The Capital of Annapolis reported that Delegate Don Dwyer, who last month was convicted of operating a motorboat while drunk, was cited in Sillery Bay this week.

A state regulation, intended to protect the crab population, bans recreational crabbers from setting crabbing gear or crabbing from boats on Wednesdays. The violation carries a $500 fine.

Dwyer’s attorney in the boating case said he wasn’t aware of the citation.

A Natural Resources Police spokesman said Dwyer was cooperative and might not have known about the ban.

Dwyer, a Pasadena Republican, pleaded guilty last month for the 2012 boat collision, which injured several people.