Chairman of Prince George's Liquor Board Arrested for DUI After MGM Opening

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the commission in charge of issuing liquor licenses in Prince George’s County was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of drunken driving after a traffic accident near the MGM National Harbor on the casino’s glitzy opening night.

Charles Caldwell was arrested about 11:40 p.m. Thursday night, Prince George’s County police confirmed to WTOP. Police declined to discuss Caldwell’s employment, but Prince George’s County website lists him as a chairman of the Board of License Commissioners.

Caldwell was involved in a minor traffic accident with two other vehicles at Monument and National avenues near the casino, which saw a crush of traffic from visitors for its opening Thursday night.

Officers responding to the collision said Caldwell “had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his body,” Prince George’s police Cpl. Lamar Robinson told WTOP. Caldwell refused a breathalyzer, but was given a field sobriety test.

Caldwell was charged with driving under the influence and other traffic-related offense, police said.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.

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