Maryland Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr., who was charged last month with operating a boat under the influence of alcohol, told reporters Thursday that House Speaker Michael E. Busch had removed him from the chamber’s Judiciary Committee.
Dwyer’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit at the time of an Aug. 22 collision that injured seven people, including a 5-year-old girl, according to the Maryland Natural Resources police.
“I am certainly going to miss serving on the House Judiciary Committee after serving there for eleven years,” Dwyer (R-Anne Arundel) said in a statement Thursday morning, issued a day after the legislature’s 90-day began.
Busch (D-Anne Arundel) confirmed the decision Thursday afternoon, telling reporters: “I think it’s more appropriate for Delegate Dwyer to be on the Ways and Means Committee with the current issues pending.”
Dwyer said in his statement that he “understood” Busch’s position and would “welcome the opportunity” to serve on a different committee.