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Maryland Lawmaker Who Blamed Gay Marriage for Drunk Boating Accident, Arrested Again for DUI

Conservative Maryland Delegate Don Dwyer, who in 2012 had a drunk boating accident which injured four children and earlier this year blamed the drunken accident on the fact that some of his GOP colleagues voted for marriage equality, has been arrested for DUI, CBS Baltimore reports:

Dwyer“The officer was immediately concerned for the safety of everyone on the road,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police spokesman. “It was driving erratically to say the least. It crossed over several lanes of traffic multiple times, onto the shoulder several times as well, even getting in front of vehicles.”

According to the official police report, during the traffic stop, the officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol, Dwyer’s speech was slow and slurred, and his eyes were glassy and red. Police say Dwyer was traveling 70 mph in a 55 mph zone Tuesday morning. His car registration was expired and suspended for emissions, according to the police report. Police say he failed three field sobriety tests and refused a breath test.

Watch a news report on Dwyer's arrest, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last January, Dwyer said that a separation from his wife and the fact that Dels. Tiffany Alston, Wade Kach and Bob Costa voted for same-sex marriage, an issue he spent years crusading against, drove him to drink which culminated in the boat crash which fractured the skull of a five-year-old girl:

“That betrayal really affected me,” he said. “I was physically ill. You pour your heart into an issue like that and it’s devastating.”

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  1. Poor Don Dwyer, those damn gays just won't stop causing him to drink!

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 21, 2013 10:30:41 AM

  2. Hmm,
    Conservative, in desperation, shifts blame to gays (following the Conservative formula properly) only to be proven to be the real problem himself (and prove that the formula is inherently flawed).

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Aug 21, 2013 10:32:13 AM

  3. Gay marriage leads to drunk driving & boating .....

    I guess that's because gay people don't face each other - according to a Mexican congresswoman - when having sex...

    Posted by: Adam | Aug 21, 2013 10:33:34 AM

  4. Because, ya know, Jesus! Or something.

    Posted by: JoyZeeBoy | Aug 21, 2013 10:38:36 AM

  5. Another example of gayness leading to alcohol abuse. I guess those claims are true.

    Posted by: David | Aug 21, 2013 10:39:54 AM

  6. He has the eyes of J.K. Simmons, and the mouth of Hugh Laurie. lol

    Posted by: Hyde | Aug 21, 2013 10:41:42 AM

  7. So, he's a vigorously straight dude who drinks too much and injures people. OK, got it. Take away his license to operate and toss him in jail to give him some time to think about how that formula is working for him.

    Posted by: norseman | Aug 21, 2013 10:43:35 AM

  8. Please don't blame your alcoholism on what I might or might not do in bed. Take some personal responsibility.

    Posted by: Mitch | Aug 21, 2013 10:51:59 AM

  9. So... a drunk gets loaded, endangers others while driving a boat or a car, and blames someone -- anyone -- everyone else for his self-destructive, behavior. This isn't news, ladies and gentlemen, it's classic alcoholic deathstyle. Time for Donnie to do some time, pay some money, get some rehab, not that any of that will actually happen. Donnie will lawyer up, pay a fine, do some half-assed community service, get drunk again, drive something too fast, maybe kill a few people. Defending "The Family" against the evil gays takes its toll, but worth it when you're doing God's work.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Aug 21, 2013 10:53:53 AM

  10. Because, ya know, JESUS! Or something.

    Posted by: JoyZeeBoy | Aug 21, 2013 10:55:50 AM

  11. That man has "power bottom face"

    Posted by: Johnny | Aug 21, 2013 10:55:53 AM

  12. and here I thought gays were only responsible for floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, not marriage equality too.............

    Posted by: Bernie | Aug 21, 2013 10:56:15 AM

  13. OK, so the very idea of gay marriage and other gay rights can drive straight people to drink and/or do drugs to the point of incompetence. WE DO NOT REALIZE THE EXTENT OF OUR POWERS!

    Rise up, oh queer ones! Put down your cocktails and set aside your Grindr apps for a moment. Exert your strength! Let's make this happen to every straight anti-gay lawmaker, radio pundit and bully across the country. And when we get a taste of what we're capable of, we take on the World!

    Posted by: rroberts | Aug 21, 2013 11:02:59 AM


    Posted by: mark | Aug 21, 2013 11:11:10 AM

  15. For someone who whines about gay stereotypes, I must say here that he looks like he'd be right at home in a leather bar.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 21, 2013 11:13:57 AM

  16. I'm ashamed he's from my state. He'll get plenty of feedback from us Marylanders, believe me.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 21, 2013 11:21:28 AM

  17. A boat then a car, light aircraft or train next?

    Posted by: bollox | Aug 21, 2013 11:28:33 AM

  18. What a loser

    Posted by: Will | Aug 21, 2013 11:37:15 AM

  19. LOL @ RRoberts

    Posted by: Dave in PA | Aug 21, 2013 11:40:09 AM

  20. Have they taken away his driver's license? If so, he should go to jail and never (ever) get that document again. He wants to get drunk, get a taxi!

    Posted by: Chris in Irvine | Aug 21, 2013 11:52:42 AM

  21. His wife left him. Was it the booze or boys that caused that?

    Posted by: anon | Aug 21, 2013 12:02:43 PM

  22. For more Don Dwyer hilarity, check out this story...

    That man is having a bad week!!

    Posted by: Bubala | Aug 21, 2013 12:14:41 PM

  23. Blame Obama.

    I dunno, blame anyone but that poor slob... right? Isn't that the formula?

    WTF happened to personal responsibility????

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 21, 2013 12:28:02 PM

  24. Cracked ths skull open on a five-year old with his boat, eh?

    Some of those lovely Family Values at work, right Dwyer?

    Posted by: Dean | Aug 21, 2013 1:01:43 PM

  25. You know, we gays just keep pouring that booze down his throat. He can't help it. (I wouldn't touch him with a pole of any size. Ewww!)

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Aug 21, 2013 1:44:17 PM

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