75 year old Marlin Lee Larsen was just out for a spell of high speed cruising on Oregon's Columbia River. How was he to know that a gaggle of Hillary-lovin' salmon fishermen would get in his way.
Bryan Maess filed the suit against Marlin Lee Larsen, accusing him of boating while distracted by his cell phone. But Larsen denies the allegations and told investigators he couldn’t see over the dash of his boat because he was sitting down. The 75-year-old uses a motorized scooter when he’s on land.
According to a report by the local sheriff’s department, drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a factor, but Larsen was cited and released for “Reckless Operation, 3 counts of Recklessly Endangering and 3 counts of Assault in the 4th degree.”
Larsen told The Oregonian the accusation against him was “fake news.” He pleaded not guilty to the charges and said the lawsuit was unnecessary because no one was seriously hurt. His son-in-law, who was also on the boat at the time of the accident, told investigators he warned Larsen to pay attention and that he’d been using his cellphone off and on all morning.
Hell's bells, don't blame Marlin Lee. Why he can't see what's in front of his boat when he's sitting down. Besides he didn't kill even one of those people. It's all "fake news."