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Md. Lawmaker In Boat Crash Gets Crabbing Citation

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

The Capital of Annapolis reports that 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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