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GOP leadership comment on lawmaker’s accident

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s House Republican leaders say they are troubled by the boating accident involving Delegate Don Dwyer, who has admitted he had been drinking before a collision that hospitalized six people, including the delegate.

Delegate Anthony O’Donnell, the House minority leader, and Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, the minority whip, released a short joint statement on Friday about the accident, which happened Wednesday night on the Magothy River.

They say while they appreciate that Dwyer was candid about his drinking, “we are troubled by these circumstances.”

They also say they will refrain from any further comments on the ongoing investigation, as the legal process moves forward.

Dwyer, R-Anne Arundel, told reporters Thursday outside a Baltimore hospital that his blood alcohol level was 0.2. That’s more than twice the legal limit.