Don H. Dwyer, Jr., a gay-bashing Republican delegate from Maryland, got drunk last Friday on his motorboat. At approximately 7 p.m, while cruising the Magothy River with a friend, the wasted Del. Dwyer crashed his boat into a smaller craft full of children. Four of them were injured. From the Gay Star News:
Four of the children were injured with one, a five year old girl, taken by helicopter to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Two adults on the boat were unharmed.
The smash was so severe that Dwyer's boat sunk in the river.
Dwyer later admitted to having a blood alcohol level of 0.2 – twice the legal limit.
‘It is true that I was drinking while operating my boat,' Dwyer told a press conference outside the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he is being treated.
Del. Dwyer has argued in the past that marriage equality would be injurious to those children raised by same-sex couples, and he has attempted to impeach Maryland's Attorney General, Douglas Gansler, over Mr. Gansler's opinion that Maryland would recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
As the Gay Star News notes, Del. Dwyer this year supported a law that would strip public officials of their titles if they are found guilty of "serious" crimes. That measure shall be put to the ballot in November. But why wait? If Del. Dwyer has the strength of his convictions, he'll know what to do.