Last night, Maryland Delegate Don Dwyer was arrested for driving under the influence after a police officer pulled him over a little past midnight. Dwyer told the officer he’d had two beers at a Baltimore bar earlier that evening — and then proceeded to fail field sobriety tests and refuse to take a breathalyzer. This is especially not good since Dwyer is currently awaiting sentencing for boating under the influence charges in connection to an August 2012 boat crash that caused several injuries. (In that accident, his blood alcohol level was .2, more than twice the legal limit of .08.) Several Maryland political officials have called on Dwyer to resign.
In the first episode of the Baltimore-themed Netflix series House of Cards, a troubled U.S. representative is arrested (again) for drunk driving, and then is bailed out by the show’s Machiavellian antihero Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey). No spoilers here, but let’s just say that things don’t really end well for him. Let’s hope Dwyer gets the help he obviously needs, and that it’s not from a sinister House Majority Whip.
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