Drinking and Boating Accident Involving Maryland State Delegate

by Monty Yolles on December 13, 2012

Maryland Boating Accident

Maryland State Delegate Don Dwyer was charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol, reckless operation, and negligent operation. The charges stem from an August accident on the Magothy River where Dwyer steered his boat into the path of a boat driven by Mark “Randy” Harbin.  Six people were injured in the accident, including five children.  Miraculously, all six victims survived and are recovering well in the months since the accident.

Dwyer admitted he had been drinking at the time of the accident.  Authorities reported his blood-alcohol content was .24, three times the legal limit of .08.

Boating and alcohol can be a deadly combination.  Statistics in 2010 show over 600 people lost their lives to accidents involving boats.  Boaters driving under the influence may be charged with DUI or DWI just as those driving under the influence on our roadways.  Don’t make a mistake on the water that can take another person’s life.  Select a designated driver regardless of your choice of vehicle.

At The Yolles Legal Group, we specialize in restoring people’s lives after an accident if you were injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Marylandpersonal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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