San Andreas, CA — While those close to two women who suffered grievous injuries from a boating accident are not publicly discussing the incident the case continues to move forward through Calaveras County Superior Court.
Dean Allen Payne, 55, of Copperopolis is scheduled to appear again Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. for a preliminary hearing relating to the enhanced charges recently filed by the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, as reported here. These were brought forward due to the severity of the injuries the women sustained on July 24 when he, while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, drove his vessel into them on Lake Tulloch while they were recreating in the waters.
Payne, who is being represented by San Andreas attorney Kenneth Foley, entered “not guilty” pleas to all the charges against him; also denying the special allegations. Since his last court appearance on Aug. 30 he remains out on bail and is subject to random alcohol testing by officers at the Probation Dept. Under current terms with the court he is not allowed to drive nor possess or consume any alcohol. He is also forbidden to be in any place where alcohol is the primary item for sale.