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Police say Dwyer involved in Pasadena car crash

By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun

9:44 PM EDT, October 29, 2013

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Del. Don Dwyer Jr., the state lawmaker who was sentenced to jail last week for boating and driving while impaired, was involved in a car crash Tuesday morning in Pasadena, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Police said the Pasadena Republican was not at fault in the crash on Tuesday.

They said the driver of a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro was turning from eastbound Route 100 onto Magothy Bridge Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. ran a red light and drove into the path of the 2001 Cadillac Deville driven by Dwyer.

Dwyer left the scene of the crash on his own but later sought medical treatment, his attorney said.

Attorney David Fischer declined to say where Dwyer was being treated.

"He was not taken by ambulance or anything like that," he said. "But he did suffer some injuries, and at this time he is seeking medical treatment."

Fischer said "there was no alcohol involved on any side."

Misti Lynn Boggs, 29, of Glen Burnie was issued a citation for failing to obey a traffic signal and failing to control speed to avoid a collision, police said. Dwyer's Cadillac was undrivable and was towed from the scene, police said. The delegate was not cited, police said.

Dwyer was involved in a boat crash on the Magothy River in August 2012 that sent him and several others to the hospital. Dwyer pleaded guilty to operating a vessel under the influence.

The delegate was pulled over on Route 100 in August 2013 after a police officer saw him speeding and swerving. He pleaded guilty to driving while impaired by alcohol.

On Friday, Dwyer was sentenced to a total of 60 days in jail in those cases, to be served on weekends.

Dwyer spent the month of September in an inpatient substance abuse treatment program.

He was also the victim of an assault days before the traffic stop, according to police and court documents. The suspect in that case is scheduled to go on trial in January.

"It's obviously been a difficult year for Mr. Dwyer," Fischer said.

Dwyer did not answer his cellphone Tuesday.

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