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Md. lawmaker in boat crash gets crabbing citation

Saturday - 6/29/2013, 6:00pm  ET

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

The Capital of Annapolis reports that (http://bit.ly/1264x1i ) Del. 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 says he wasn't aware of the citation.

A Natural Resources Police spokesman says 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. His 30-day jail sentence was immediately appealed.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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