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Maryland Delegate Convicted Of DUI Wants Colleagues To Serve Same Sentence

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A Maryland delegate who is currently serving time in jail for two alcohol related offenses wants any elected official in the state who is convicted of similar crimes to serve a similar sentence.

Anne Arundel County Republican Don Dwyer is currently serving a 60-day jail sentence after being convicted of both boating while drunk and driving while drunk. He is serving his term on weekends, meaning he is able to attend daily proceedings in the House of Delegates during this year's session.

The first two bills of which he is the primary sponsor deal with Dwyer's current status. The first would subject any statewide elected official or member of the General Assembly convicted of operating any vehicle while drunk to a mandatory minimum sentence of 60 days in jail, or 30 weekends, just like Dwyer.

The other bill would suspend any member of the General Assembly from their seat if they serve jail time during their term in office. Dwyer has not been suspended despite his jail sentence, and he has ignored calls from fellow Republicans to resign.

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