Chairman of Prince George’s liquor board steps down after DUI

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Charles Caldwell (right)

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — Charles Caldwell, the head of the Prince George’s County Liquor Board, has agreed to resign his post after being arrested for DUI when he caused an accident while leaving the MGM National Harbor on its opening night.

DCW has been told by sources that Caldwell asked the arresting officers if they could “make [the DUI] go away” because of his status as a county board chairman.

Maryland governor Larry Hogan, who did not have the power to personally remove Caldwell from the board, made it known in a public statement that he was “very concerned and disappointed” and that he had asked Caldwell to step down.

Caldwell agreed to leave, and the vice-chairman will assume leadership duties in the interim. The governor’s office said they will monitor the legal process that plays out as a result of this incident.

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