Md. delegate to discuss boat crash as trial nears

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -  

   A Maryland state delegate accused of operating a powerboat while drunk plans to discuss the charges against him as he prepares to stand trial.
 
   The Capital of Annapolis reports that Del. Don Dwyer will hold a news conference Monday, one day before his trial in Annapolis is scheduled to start.
 
   Dwyer, an Anne Arundel County Republican, is charged in a boating crash on the Magothy River last August that injured multiple people.
 
   Dwyer, who is seeking re-election, has admitted being drunk at the time of the crash. 
 
   He has said he began drinking heavily as a result of a separation from his wife and because he felt betrayed by fellow lawmakers who voted in support of gay marriage legislation.
 
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   Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com
 
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