Perdock testifies: Other witnesses include owner of sailboat an...

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LAKEPORT Capt. Russell Perdock of the Lake County Sheriff's Office testified Tuesday in the trial against Bismarck Dinius that he saw the green tint of his navigation lights silhouetted off a darkened sailboat immediately before colliding with it on April 29, 2006.
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Jeff

AOL

#143 Aug 14, 2009
put those pictures on a shirt and all were it
Just a jet ski

Bettendorf, IA

#144 Aug 14, 2009
Duh wrote:
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Ummm, err, hey ski, how is your mother?
She's on the mend and thanks for your concern.
Duh

Milton, FL

#145 Aug 14, 2009
JOKER wrote:
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there is more than one problem with yours. if Dinius had not been drunk as you put it, they would still have tried to pin this on the sailboat. remember Perdock was yelling that their f ing lights were off before the boats were even towed in yet and while cpr was being performed on Lynn. Also note that once Perdock's story was told to his fellow officers they did not take witness statements from anyone who contradicted his story. This was stated in court testimony.
Dont know why I even bother, YOU dont care about facts only about defending someone who should be on trial for killing and innocent women and alomost killing several other people out for a evening cruise at 5 mph.
My question still stands how can you look yourself in the mirror? you should be ashamed of yourself as should Perdock
Mr. Perdock who was in violation of 6600.1 T-14 CCR Rules 5 (Lookout), 6 (Safe Speed), 7 (Risk of Collision), 8 (Action to Avoid Collision, 13 (Overtaking) and 18(a)(iv)Responsibilities Between Vessels, therefore is in violation of 655 (a) H&N (Reckless & Negligent) as these violations would constitute a reckless and negligent operation of his vessel.
Unlike you, I support our justice system, not any one individual. The truth of that night is becoming clearer as the trial has progressed.
But one fact has not changed, nor has it been challenged. The sailboat party were all beyond the legal limit for driving anything in regard to DUI. One could argue that if they had obeyed the law and used good judgement, they never would have been on the lake at all that night.
DUI is a difficult wrap to beat.
CA boater

Redwood City, CA

#146 Aug 14, 2009
Duh wrote:
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Hey joker, there is just one problem with your description of Dinius. He was drunk at the wheel.
The charges would never have been considered (my opinion), if only he had not been drunk. This DUI is not his first, and you know as well as I do that he has only been caught twice. How many times has he actually been DUI.
Just as Perdock will have to live with the accidental death for the rest of his life, so will Mr. Dinius, and Mr. Weber. So don't make these folks out to be completely innocent, because they are not, and you know it.
Duh -- according to the law followed by all of us your past issued be it a simple DUI or other infractions play no role in any future issues you may find your self in. Not to mention he was not at wheel and was not in command of the vessel as clearly stated by his chair time in court. Which fits how most sailboats operate - often times the owner and operator of a sailboat is not at the helm given the helm is not where things happen on a sailboat. Knowing how to rig - and run a sailboat also involves telling the helms person where to point the craft think of it as a remote auto pilot. I have guest drivers on my boat all the time because they know how to steer the boat and I know how the rest of the boat works and simply tell them were to point it as I handle the more complicated stuff. Thats the difference between a captain and a helms person.

But your lacking in understanding of water laws - and how boats work and your application of DUI ie driving an auto to this event is clear that you haven't a clue what your talking about.

colliding with any object be it a boat - dock - rock - raft full of kids is completely unquestionably the sole result of the captain not keeping a look out for such that sole responsibility rests on the craft that collides with another object.

Driving a car is not even close to driving a sailboat nor is it close to driving an OutLaw sadly 99% of small power boaters on inland lakes simply apply their driving skill via the auto to their boat and leave their common sense at the dock. Which is Exactly what Perdock did that night. The BeatsWorking II crew some were drinking others were not they only risk they posed to anyone at that point was falling overboard - and they could have easily put a sober person at the helm though even a sailor with a few drinks is a better helms man than someone who has never held a tiller before. Again there was no wheel on the sailboat. Then again your lack of reading details is quite clear so I wouldn't expect you to know any of this.

Stick to driving your car - stay off the water and you'll be fine. Assuming the local law don't find you an interesting subject for one reason or another. Good luck with that seems LC law enforcement is essentially a high risk to anyone that enters their domain.
James

Berkeley, CA

#147 Aug 14, 2009
Please forgive my redundancy but without the likes of Jerry Brown, we will exist with the GOBS. Hopkins proceeded with case when he knew Mr.Noyes would be gone,that Jerry wasn't coming and most in Lake county could care less.So as I have said wish in one hand and crap in the other then don't be amazed the one you get first.So enjoy their stale cake. I wished it were no so.
Duh

Milton, FL

#150 Aug 14, 2009
CA boater wrote:
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Duh -- according to the law followed by all of us your past issued be it a simple DUI or other infractions play no role in any future issues you may find your self in. Not to mention he was not at wheel and was not in command of the vessel as clearly stated by his chair time in court. Which fits how most sailboats operate - often times the owner and operator of a sailboat is not at the helm given the helm is not where things happen on a sailboat. Knowing how to rig - and run a sailboat also involves telling the helms person where to point the craft think of it as a remote auto pilot. I have guest drivers on my boat all the time because they know how to steer the boat and I know how the rest of the boat works and simply tell them were to point it as I handle the more complicated stuff. Thats the difference between a captain and a helms person.
But your lacking in understanding of water laws - and how boats work and your application of DUI ie driving an auto to this event is clear that you haven't a clue what your talking about.
colliding with any object be it a boat - dock - rock - raft full of kids is completely unquestionably the sole result of the captain not keeping a look out for such that sole responsibility rests on the craft that collides with another object.
Driving a car is not even close to driving a sailboat nor is it close to driving an OutLaw sadly 99% of small power boaters on inland lakes simply apply their driving skill via the auto to their boat and leave their common sense at the dock. Which is Exactly what Perdock did that night. The BeatsWorking II crew some were drinking others were not they only risk they posed to anyone at that point was falling overboard - and they could have easily put a sober person at the helm though even a sailor with a few drinks is a better helms man than someone who has never held a tiller before. Again there was no wheel on the sailboat. Then again your lack of reading details is quite clear so I wouldn't expect you to know any of this.
Stick to driving your car - stay off the water and you'll be fine. Assuming the local law don't find you an interesting subject for one reason or another. Good luck with that seems LC law enforcement is essentially a high risk to anyone that enters their domain.
A simple DUI?

Driving under the influence of alcohol (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs, is the act of operating a vehicle (including bicycle, boat, airplane, wheelchair, tractor or horse) after consuming alcohol or other drugs. It is a criminal offense in many countries.

You go ahead and use the definition that suits your argument.
James

United States

#152 Aug 14, 2009
But not the reason that the lady is dead. That's at someone else boat.
Says it all

Lakeport, CA

#154 Aug 14, 2009
Jack Bauer 24

Kelseyville, CA

#155 Aug 14, 2009
Now Now honey, why dont you just calm down. Go to your local liquor store and purchase a really nice bottle of that Lake County Wine and pour yourself a few glasses, if not drink the whole bottle. Then come back and talk to us drunks k!
Duh wrote:
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A simple DUI?
Driving under the influence of alcohol (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs, is the act of operating a vehicle (including bicycle, boat, airplane, wheelchair, tractor or horse) after consuming alcohol or other drugs. It is a criminal offense in many countries.
You go ahead and use the definition that suits your argument.
DUH DUH DUH

Kelseyville, CA

#156 Aug 14, 2009
UNLESS YOU ARE A COP WITH ACCESS TO YOUR BLOOD ALC. KIT! AND FRIENDS/CO-WORKERS WHO ARE AS UN-ETHICAL AS YOURSELF!
Duh wrote:
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DUI is a difficult wrap to beat.
Repeat2x

Alviso, CA

#157 Aug 14, 2009
Duh wrote:
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Unlike you, I support our justice system, not any one individual. The truth of that night is becoming clearer as the trial has progressed.
But one fact has not changed, nor has it been challenged. The sailboat party were all beyond the legal limit for driving anything in regard to DUI. One could argue that if they had obeyed the law and used good judgement, they never would have been on the lake at all that night.
DUI is a difficult wrap to beat.
truth is had Perdic obeyed the safe boating laws and used common sense and stayed home no one would have been killed that night.
But that's not to say he wouldn't of been reckless and negligent on another night, would it?
Old Dispatcher

Clearlake, CA

#158 Aug 14, 2009
911 cell phone calls in Lake County go to a CHP dispatch center in another county. Perdock did the right thing calling the local dispatch center to get emergency medical attention. The poor fellow at the Scandanavian Club said he called 911 three times from his cell phone, so he never talked to the sheriffs department, all his calls were screened by CHP and his requests were probably never passed along as there were numerous calls reporting the same accident.
However, I thought when a sheriff, policeman, or CHP was involved in any incident the DA's office immediately took over the investigation? Why not this time?
Repeat2x

San Jose, CA

#161 Aug 15, 2009
Old Dispatcher wrote:
911 cell phone calls in Lake County go to a CHP dispatch center in another county. Perdock did the right thing calling the local dispatch center to get emergency medical attention. The poor fellow at the Scandanavian Club said he called 911 three times from his cell phone, so he never talked to the sheriffs department, all his calls were screened by CHP and his requests were probably never passed along as there were numerous calls reporting the same accident.
However, I thought when a sheriff, policeman, or CHP was involved in any incident the DA's office immediately took over the investigation? Why not this time?
The DA office is notified when an officer is involved in an accident.(on duty or off) Mitchell and Hopkins, job was to request a nearby county (Napa, Sonoma, Yolo) to conduct the investigation. They did not. That is the question for Mitchell to answer, why? And why was Perdic allowed to participate in his own investigation? Why was Perdock allowed access to his own report?
Old Dispatcher

Clearlake, CA

#164 Aug 15, 2009
perdicks guilty wrote:
old dispathcer you are an idiot . every call was transferred to lcso . and they were instructed to not take witnesses statements just like the offficers at the scene .
Obviuosly you have inside information. That is very surprising because the state doesn't share any information with anyone. For you to know positively you must be a state employee and therefore deeply involved in a cover-up. Otherwise you are just passing gas.
disgusted

Garner, NC

#165 Aug 15, 2009
Let's see if I have this straight: Dinius was at the helm of the sailboat, under the direction of the boat's owner and skipper, which according to numerous witnesses, WAS appropriately lighted. By his own testimony, Perdock was operating his craft at a very high speed, at night, as he approached the sailboat- which was under sail, not under power,(basic right of way issue!) and irrefutably struck it such that his own port (red)light would have been reflected on the sailboat's hull, not his (green) starboard light, as he falsely testified. Perdock testified under oath that he wasn't at the bar in question, but his own witnesses contradicted this. While a woman lay dying, and others were seriously injured, Perdock was ever so busy arranging a cover story with his peeps, rather than calling for help from every avenue possible. After he returned to shore, he and his crooked colleagues tampered with the evidence, destroying some of it- including that fine officer's own BA numbers, declining to interview or document the testimony of those who might be favorable to the sailboat's crew, and left a trail of investigative mayhem behind them. Blatant lies, perjury, utter incompetence, malicious prosecution, and crookedness all the way down. Fine upholders of truth, justice, and the American way y'all got there. There's reportedly coziness between a juror and the prosecution. The prosecutor himself has turned a blind eye to the obvious conflicts with his sworn duty to seek the truth. And the judge is OK with all that? What legal rock did HE crawl out from under?
Jeez Louise. Don't some of you good ol' boys worry that if Perdock and his slimy buddies get away with THIS murder, you or someone you love might be next?
Old sea lawyer

Portland, OR

#166 Aug 15, 2009
What Hopkins is doing is pure malicious prosecution. Charges need to be brought against him down town. He needs to see the inside of Club Fed.
G and O

United States

#167 Aug 15, 2009
Drunk Dinius wrote:
Why are you allowed to rave so stupidly? You are like shock reporter Dan; living on half truths with embellishments and lies.
That's better than the baloney sandwiches you seem to enjoy! ;-}
Jeff

AOL

#168 Aug 15, 2009
They wouldnt do it if they didnt already have it fixed listen to duh the jury is already bought and paid for hand picked
Repeat2x

San Jose, CA

#169 Aug 15, 2009
Duh wrote:
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You have a point. People who drive fast typically drive fast often. AND people who drink and drive, are typically habitual drunk drivers.
Dinius has a prior conviction for DUI.
Need I say more?
RecklessRuss...is disgusting. He's nothing but a law breaker. Perdic was the sole person responsible.
Ms Humboldt

United States

#170 Aug 15, 2009
This entire discussion should be moved to a more public forum, say television? I think this topic obviously wants to be discussed by the citizens of this county and ya'll want your voices heard. Who has the guts to get on tv and say this?

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