Judge denies motion to reduce felony charges against Dinius

Lake County Superior Court Judge Richard Martin denied a motion Friday to reduce felony charges against Carmichael resident Bismarck Dinius in connection with a fatal boat crash nearly three years ago on Clear ... Full Story
Seussical

Fort Dodge, IA

#21 Feb 21, 2009
Hop away Hop. Hop, Hop and please don't stop. Push a mop, Hop. Drop the case, Hop. Stop now, Hop. Drop it, Hop, drop it.
Once Upon a Time

Kelseyville, CA

#22 Feb 21, 2009
Shame on you Judge Martin!! Guess you just confirmed your membership to the Good Ol Boys Club!
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#23 Feb 21, 2009
Shame on him for knowing and following the law? Shame on you for your biased ignorance.
Once Upon a Time wrote:
Shame on you Judge Martin!! Guess you just confirmed your membership to the Good Ol Boys Club!
Mena

United States

#24 Feb 21, 2009
Hopkins is terrible, anyone who thinks otherwise is missing something. Or is married to him.
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#25 Feb 21, 2009
Why, because he doesn't see things the same as you do? I would imagine he read every scrap of evidence and testimony in this case and then passed it on to the Sacramento County Sheriff's office and the Ca. DOJ. I guess they are terrible too?
Mena wrote:
Hopkins is terrible, anyone who thinks otherwise is missing something. Or is married to him.
Once Upon a Time

Kelseyville, CA

#26 Feb 21, 2009
You are obviously not a "Concerned Citizen" or you would be more worried about your safety when you are out on the Water in Clearlake! Or just driving on our roads where "they" drive with the same carelessness! Now.. go show your ignorance by shoving your head back in your Law Books!
Another concerned citizen wrote:
Shame on him for knowing and following the law? Shame on you for your biased ignorance.
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joe

United States

#27 Feb 22, 2009
im sure that poor young lady would of made it home that night just fine if that out of control speed boat blasting through the dead of night didnt plow right through there peaceful sailing sail boat and kill this young lady and cause so much grief to so many innocent lives and just think all this pain could have and should have been avoided if the driver of this speedboat showed a little respect and common sense that night before blasting away into complete darkness at a high rate of speed.let us pray for true justice.
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#28 Feb 22, 2009
Yes, Joe, you are correct in one part of that. Let us pray for true justice.
She would have gotten home safe that night, if her friends had not been so drunk they forgot to turn on the lights on the sailboat, or perhaps just stayed on shore since they were obviously too intoxicated to make wise decisions, like turning their lights on. Oh back to lights again. They could have sailed drunk all they wanted and no one would have known, if they just would have turned those darn lights on. Poor, poor Dinius, who claims in one breath to be an EXPERT sailor and then in the next just some poor victim at the tiller minding his own business. He can't have it both ways.
Wait for the evidence to be presented to a jury and then see what you think. That is if the media actually prints the whole truth.
Laughing

San Jose, CA

#29 Feb 22, 2009
Another concerned citizen wrote:
Yes, Joe, you are correct in one part of that. Let us pray for true justice.
She would have gotten home safe that night, if her friends had not been so drunk they forgot to turn on the lights on the sailboat, or perhaps just stayed on shore since they were obviously too intoxicated to make wise decisions, like turning their lights on. Oh back to lights again. They could have sailed drunk all they wanted and no one would have known, if they just would have turned those darn lights on. Poor, poor Dinius, who claims in one breath to be an EXPERT sailor and then in the next just some poor victim at the tiller minding his own business. He can't have it both ways.
Wait for the evidence to be presented to a jury and then see what you think. That is if the media actually prints the whole truth.
Yeah it's the media's fault that Perdock was speeding.
Ralph Y

Fort Dodge, IA

#30 Feb 22, 2009
The District attorney in Lake County has breached the public trust so many times and in so many different ways that everything turns into a scandal, everything requires review by other agencies and everyone second guesses the charging decisions. This DA is causing waste of money, sensationalism, fear, resources down the drain. This is not what an elected official should do.
Repeat2x

San Jose, CA

#31 Feb 22, 2009
Just a little conflict of interest there huh?
Co-workers investigate their superior officer.
Instead of requesting an outside agency to do
the investigation.
To this day we have not heard whether or not Perdock had his lights on. He has never answered that question.
He has stated, he had 10ft of visibility, that is near to nothing, near to zero especially going as fast as he was. If he was going a safe speed for the conditions Lynn Thornton I believe would be alive today. The DUI/Dinius is just a smoke screen the DA could still charge Perdock up to April 26/09. Time is running out
Culprit Bismarck

Yreka, CA

#32 Feb 22, 2009
A sailboat full of drunk party animals should have never left the dock that night. This is the bottom line. Too drunk to turn the running lights because they had plenty of light in the cabin. Too drunk to post the required lookout. They blame everyone but themselves. Kudos to Judge Martin for upholding the law. Word is that this isn't the first time Bizzie has been in trouble for alcohol related offenses either.
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#33 Feb 22, 2009
Repeat 2X apparently you know everything, right??
In all of the testimony, every witness who testified about seeing Perdock's boat comment that his lights were on. Where the hell do you get your information?!? Oh yeah, that's right, Dan Noyes!!!
And the 10 foot visibility stuff is rediculous. He wasn't looking down toward the water beside him, he was looking ahead of him at the lights of Richmond Park. That is, right before the lights disappeared as the UNLIT sailboat crossed right in front of him. Looking ahead, he testified that he could have seen miles as it was a very clear but dark night. If the sailboat had been lit, he would have seen, thus avoided, it.
Repeat2x wrote:
Just a little conflict of interest there huh?
Co-workers investigate their superior officer.
Instead of requesting an outside agency to do
the investigation.
To this day we have not heard whether or not Perdock had his lights on. He has never answered that question.
He has stated, he had 10ft of visibility, that is near to nothing, near to zero especially going as fast as he was. If he was going a safe speed for the conditions Lynn Thornton I believe would be alive today. The DUI/Dinius is just a smoke screen the DA could still charge Perdock up to April 26/09. Time is running out
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#34 Feb 22, 2009
Yes, Dinius had a previous DUI.
Culprit Bismarck wrote:
A sailboat full of drunk party animals should have never left the dock that night. This is the bottom line. Too drunk to turn the running lights because they had plenty of light in the cabin. Too drunk to post the required lookout. They blame everyone but themselves. Kudos to Judge Martin for upholding the law. Word is that this isn't the first time Bizzie has been in trouble for alcohol related offenses either.
Watcher

Dixon, CA

#35 Feb 22, 2009
Every experienced/wise boater knows to drive the boat slow at night, the lights around the lake can be mistaken for mast lights.


Don't fabricate that kind of BS.
Culprit Bismarck wrote:
A sailboat full of drunk party animals should have never left the dock that night. This is the bottom line. Too drunk to turn the running lights because they had plenty of light in the cabin. Too drunk to post the required lookout. They blame everyone but themselves. Kudos to Judge Martin for upholding the law. Word is that this isn't the first time Bizzie has been in trouble for alcohol related offenses either.
Every experienced/wise boater knows to drive the boat slow at night, the lights around the lake can be mistaken for mast lights.

The Coast Guard in the San Fransisco bay can confirm that, most of the time you can't even see the lights until your 50 feet from them.

There are lights all over the Bay Bridge and the tanker the "Costco Bouchon" slammed into it and the captains reply was they only lost five gallons of fuel.

That boat was hydroplaneing and at that speed the operator should have been wearing welding goggles.
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#36 Feb 22, 2009
What fabricated BS are you talking about? Dinius had a previous DUI. No fabrication, just the facts.

There were NO lights visible by any of the nine eye witnesses to the collision.
You state, "most of the time you can't even see the lights until your 50 feet from them."
Well even if you believe Perdock was going too fast, what excuse do you have for the other 8 eye witnesses to the collision who saw NO lights??? And these eye witnesses were at many different angles from the collision. They were not all at the same location.
How do you know what the boat was doing? Were you there? I didn't think so!!
Watcher wrote:
Every experienced/wise boater knows to drive the boat slow at night, the lights around the lake can be mistaken for mast lights.
Don't fabricate that kind of BS. <quoted text>Every experienced/wise boater knows to drive the boat slow at night, the lights around the lake can be mistaken for mast lights.
The Coast Guard in the San Fransisco bay can confirm that, most of the time you can't even see the lights until your 50 feet from them.
There are lights all over the Bay Bridge and the tanker the "Costco Bouchon" slammed into it and the captains reply was they only lost five gallons of fuel.
That boat was hydroplaneing and at that speed the operator should have been wearing welding goggles.
whateva

Fort Dodge, IA

#37 Feb 22, 2009
Who cares if the guy had a previous dui. What the heck difference does that make.
Kudos to Judge Martin? Yeah, right.
Judge Martin is just another DA with a robe.
Another concerned citizen

Kelseyville, CA

#38 Feb 22, 2009
What difference does it make??? It proves that he makes poor choices when it comes to drinking and driving. It proves that he has a drinking problem. It proves that he continues a pattern of self destruction. And for that matter, destruction of others, as in this case. How many other things do you think it proves???? That's what difference it makes. Who cares???? Everyone on the road or in the water when he is around should care!!!
whateva wrote:
Who cares if the guy had a previous dui. What the heck difference does that make.
Kudos to Judge Martin? Yeah, right.
Judge Martin is just another DA with a robe.
Rusty

United States

#39 Feb 22, 2009
Another Concerned Citizen or WOW!
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Ralph Y

Fort Dodge, IA

#40 Feb 23, 2009
Are you joking? One dui and now the guy is someone who always makes poor choices with alcohol? You are a really understanding, forgiving sort of person. You have NEVER made a poor choice in your entire life and those who do are marked forever by that poor choice. Youth, inexperience, life circumstances, nothing stands in your way. You are perfect. A regular Christ-like person who walks in perfection, but lacks compassion and empathy. Must be so nice to be you. Nothing to do but blog, blog, blog and be right all the time. One dui and this guy has a pattern of human destruction? That is a joke of a comment, pal. Get over yourself.

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