Upper Marlboro: — The chairman of the Prince George’s County liquor commission Mr. Charles Caldwell who was charged with DUI charge about an hour after the MGM Casino celebrated its grand opening with the public, has resigned from his position, a spokesperson for Md. Gov. Hogan said in a statement Tuesday according to ABC7 News.
The spokesperson said that the current vice-chairman will take over for Caldwell for the time being.
Prince George’s County police responded to a report of an accident around 11:40 p.m. When they arrived, officers found Charles W Caldwell, III, behind the wheel with a “strong odor” of alcohol. Caldwell, 72, refused to take a breathalyzer test and police said he failed a field sobriety test.
He was arrested and charged with DUI and was released a few hours later.
Caldwell told the press that he’s going to fight the DUI because he was not “impaired.”
Police said three vehicles were involved in the crash and no one was injured.
Caldwell, of Bowie, had an unidentified passenger in his car.
No injuries were reported in the crash.
In 2015, Former board leader Franklin D. Jackson refused to budge and pass the gavel to the new Chairman Mr. Charles W. Caldwell in what was considered a bizarre hand over of power. We covered his story here
Recently, Pr. George’s council member Mel Franklin was charged with DUI after crashing county vehicle and leaving scene. He has refused to resign despite significant outcry from the public. Many citizenry interviewed by Reform Sasscer stated that, there should be no double standards in the system and they expect the state government to act.