COURT NEWS: BOATING WHILE IMPAIRED What happened when those arrested by Maryland Natural Resources Police appeared in court?

NRP-Police, Coast-Guard at the scene of a rescue on the Chesapeake Bay. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

DWI boating in Cecil County; not even one day in jail, $150 fine; plus taxpayers provided a free attorney to make an easy plea deal for Craig Mackenzie Logan with Cecil County States Attorney James Dellmyer


A Delaware man was charged with operating a personal watercraft while intoxicated and speeding on June 19, 2021, on the Bohemia River in Cecil County. Officers on boat patrol observed the watercraft exceeding the 6-knot speed limit and stopped the driver, identified as Craig Mackenzie Logan, 25, of Dover. Police believed Logan to be impaired by alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test, after which he was arrested and additionally charged with negligent operation of a vessel, and exceeding the 6-knot speed limit on the middle Bohemia River. He faced up to $3,000 in fines, a year, and four months in jail. But that didn’t happen.


Craig Mackenzie Logan received a plea deal in Cecil County Circuit Court on June 6, 2022, from the Cecil County States Attorney James A. Dellmyer and entered a guilty plea to Operation While Impaired.  Maryland Natural Resources Officer Ivan Wade cited Logan on September 16, 2021. Logan (DOB 03/05/1996, of 207 David Hall Road, Dover, Delaware, was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgement approved by Judge Keith A. Baynes, with no time in jail and a $150 fine and probation for one year. The Maryland taxpayers provided Nicholas Ryan Cooksey’s free services for Logan to make a deal with the Cecil County States Attorney.


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