Safe lake: No arrests during BUI checkpoint

Full story: Lake County Record-Bee

KELSEYVILLE Officers on personal watercrafts herded recreation vessels to sheriffs on boats Saturday during Clear Lake's first boating under the influence checkpoint.
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Repeat 2x

Oakland, CA

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#1
Aug 11, 2009
 
What...alcohol sensors calibrated on a weekly? LCSO "couldn't PAS test Perdock because of a lack of calibration for over a year "and now there doing weekly checks.
What about teaching how to operate a boat safely in poor conditions? What about teaching how a Perdock Pass is dangerous to anyone on the lake, just a little prevention officer Orsini.
Curious

Lucerne, CA

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#2
Aug 11, 2009
 
And it all stems from Perdock killing Lynn Thornton on the Lake at night. Guess in order to get programs implemented one must kill someone first! How truly sad!
Joke

Lucerne, CA

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#3
Aug 11, 2009
 
Just goes to show there are more out there smarter than Perdock! Kudos for the locals and the tourists!
Political

Clearlake, CA

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#4
Aug 11, 2009
 
nonsense. Just stop cars that kill people in numbers not within any realm of boats. Then go after the THC Army.
This is poppycock to make DA Guitar Hero a tough guy on the war with his kingdom.
Money wasted is King and why the State is suffering.

Unless you depend on OT. Pathetic bunch.
Rick Gunier

Kelseyville, CA

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#5
Aug 11, 2009
 
Maybe boating on Clear Lake is more than just the Perdock case. Not one BUI out of a 150+ checked. Thousands of us boat daily legally!
Old sea lawyer

Portland, OR

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#6
Aug 11, 2009
 
Just one Officer stopping by launch ramps and especially fuel docks would be certain to nab a dangerous drunken boater. I have observed at least two of them myself. This could on regular patrol not on overtime in expensive gas guzlng boats.

Since: Jan 09

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#7
Aug 11, 2009
 
I'm for setting a speed limit and enforcing it! So is doing "donuts" considered safe boating? Drunk or sober, I think not! There have always been inconsiderate, ignorant, brain dead, sober and inebriated boaters on that lake. I think it needs to be policed, big time! Good luck!
Sail55

Clairton, PA

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#8
Aug 11, 2009
 
Most boaters would support arresting boaters going too fast for conditioners. Reckless speed is far more dangerous on the water than an occassional drink.

And the reckless speeding boaters can only be effectively identified and caught in the act. As "Old Sea Lawyer" observes, one deputy on regular time at the launch ramps can probably write enough tickets to cut alcohol consumption on the lake to nothing. The drunks can't buy their booze after they have left the dock....they have to take it with them.
flatbkman

Cathlamet, WA

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#9
Aug 11, 2009
 
So it had no additional cost to the taxpayers? Where does the state get it's money, oh that's right it doesn't have any money.
Jim Hall

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#10
Aug 11, 2009
 
It's silly to think that this action caused by just a few irresponcible boaters, is not costing the taxpayers nothing, saying that another tax supported agency is picking up the tab. Nothing is for free, and if history has told us anything, soon the program will be enlarged with the local taxpayers picking up the tab. MADD and other groups have punished the masses for the same few types, and caused many livelyhoods to suffer greatly in doing so, raised the fear and dislike of those who's job is to serve and protect us. Even driven the masses to nolonger enjoy the greatest of having places that through out history offered a place to gather and socialize with friends and neighbors. Yes, those few caused terrible things to happen, and still do, but the price to prevent, has cost all of us greatly, weather most realize it or not. Adults as much as children, need a play ground to relax and unwind. Now, the boating community will be looking over there shoulders, fines will be imposed to support this new activity,and they will grow to cover more then the cost of the service they provide. As a tourist distination, this will have an impact on that industry, as boaters and fisherpersons will seek places that offer them the most freedom to enjoy there days off and vacations. Think not, wait and see. All do to a few bad apples, that spoil so much of life's enjoyments for the rest of us. Its time we stand up to the fact that "stuff happens" and the taking away of our personnal liberities to enjoy having a few drinks, or blowing a joint with friends, is not a crime until, any action from doing so, causes harm to others.
CLO Resident

Kelseyville, CA

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#11
Aug 11, 2009
 
Here's a HINT!!!
Next time DON'T broadcast it ALL over the INTERNET! Then see what you catch-
What a bunch of IDIOTS!!!
clo res

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#13
Aug 12, 2009
 
the whole thing was entrappment. you cant stop every boat to check them out. it has to be random.
we dont have a problem with drunk boaters here like the delta,. idiots
clo res

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#14
Aug 12, 2009
 
dumb asses

Since: Jun 09

Sacramento, CA

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#15
Aug 14, 2009
 
I’m surprised that there were no incidents at that check point. Guess no one wanted to fork over that $1000 dollar fine (plus all the extras costs). Out on the water or at the marina I observe people who are stocked up on beer ready to drink and have fun—“I’m taking a 36-pack” or “You think an 18-pack will be enough?”—but this is a good surprise; it shows that boaters are taking safety seriously and boating responsibly. It’s like the Cal Boating’s Water Safety Team says on their website http://www.bit.ly/SmartStakes “if it’s Your boat it’s Your responsibility.’ It would be a grievous thing to be responsible for a tragedy because of something that was preventable.
Repeat2x

Oakland, CA

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#16
Aug 14, 2009
 
Someone said Sgt. Ostini knows 2 boating rules thats great. We will wait until he knows Rule 6.
perdicks guilty

Williams, CA

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#17
Aug 14, 2009
 
sgt ostini has perjured himself in court . he is guilty of witness tampering and obstruction of justice .

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