I strongly resent the comments made by Del. Donald H. Dwyer in regard to his arrest for operating a boat while intoxicated ("Dwyer gets 30 days in jail in boating incident," May 15). He sounds like the 5-year-old who gets caught taking a candy bar from a grocery store and uses the excuse that "everybody does it."

He recently made the statement that he made a mistake and that "who out there hasn't made a mistake and who out there hasn't been drinking on a boat out on the bay." As a boater of many years, I can tell him — not me. As my mother would have said to me, "Just because everybody else jumps off the roof, would you?" His actions are inexcusable, and his lack of remorse and his "passing the buck" is an indication that he is unable to differentiate between right and wrong and should not be allowed to remain in a position where he is making the laws to dictate right and wrong to others.

I truly hope that since he says he is going to run for another term in office that his constituents give him a resounding slap by refusing to allow this type of individual to remain in a position of power. Thanks to the judge who chose to impose a jail sentence instead of just a smack on the wrist. Mr Dwyer is no better than the rest of us. It is refreshing to see a political figure treated the same way the rest of us are treated by the legal system.

Wendy Sevier, Parkton