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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/21/2018 12:15 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/21/2018 12:15 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Manslaughter Charges for Dorrington Man in Death of Geoffrey Ramsay, 65 of Stayton, OR

Bear Valley, CA...Montgomery was driving his 2001 Toyota 4 Runner westbound on State Route 4 east of Bear Valley Road. Ramsay was driving his 2016 Indian Roadmaster motorcycle pulling a motorcycle trailer eastbound on State Route 4, approaching Montgomery's vehicle. Due to his level of intoxication, Montgomery allowed his vehicle to drift into the eastbound lane directly into the path of the motorcycle. Montgomery's vehicle collided head-on with the motorcycle. Ramsay was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Montgomery's vehicle overturned and came to rest blocking the roadway.




Montgomery was arrested at the scene for 191.5(b) PC - Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, 23153(a) VC - Felony DUI Causing Injury, and 23153(b) VC - Felony DUI Causing Injury with a Blood Alcohol Concentration above .08%. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was initially transported by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment. He was later admitted to Marshall Medical Center for further treatment. The CHP San Andreas Area is working with the Alpine County District Attorney's Office to identify additional criminal charges that may be filed at a later date.

Alcohol was a primary factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation.

Anyone that witnessed the collision or may have come into contact with Mr. Montgomery or Mr. Ramsay on Wednesday near Bear Valley or Lake Alpine is encouraged to contact the CHP San Andreas Office at 209-754-3541.




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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-21 14:52:28   By: Anonymous
 
Sad news from our county again.
Condolences to the family and friends.

PS Please excuse our simpletons we have here. Every place has them it's just we seem to have more than our share. Maybe it's something in the water that affects their pipes in the trailer home they rent.

RIP

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 15:48:39   By: Anonymous
     
    My water glows in the dark at my house.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-22 09:10:51   By: Anonymous
     
    I sense some are barely holding on and unhappy seeing change, perhaps progress, in their communities. Nothing stays the same and they resent so very, very much - most of all how they never caught a break, never quite understanding that others put the work and education or training in to make it happen.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-22 22:19:18   By: Anonymous
       
      You people from the Bay Area or other large cities will just never get it. You ruin everywhere you go, even other states. No other states want you!

      You move to a rural Republican County and start putting down the peaceful humble people who live there for the less populated quality of life. You will stop at nothing until you drag your new area right into the sewer you came from, all the while pointing your finger at others.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-21 15:49:47   By: Anonymous
 
A drunk kills a man that wasn't drunk.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 15:53:26   By: Anonymous
     
    LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-21 20:48:46   By: Anonymous
       
      DUI vehicular manslaughter = two years. Now, gross dui vehicular manslaughte = ten years. Both consider previous driving behavior. Don’t drink and drive!!!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-21 15:54:27   By: Anonymous
 
Maybe the motorcycle pipes weren't loud enough.
LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES!

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    Re: Drunk Driving ... Not lack of pipes!
    Posted on: 2018-07-05 08:30:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Seriously... 'Loud pipes saves lives' ... this is what you write when a DRUNK DRIVER strikes and kills another person. A person who happened to be a friend. Shame on you!!!

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    Re: Had 'Loud Pipes!'
    Posted on: 2018-07-05 08:59:47   By: Anonymous
     
    By the way...his pipes were LOUD!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-21 15:54:49   By: Anonymous
 
If MM is a known drunk, and he gets served till he's *bleep* faced along hiway. 4, murder in the first seems to be the correct charge! The motorcycle guy was more than likely on a summer ride, and had to lose his life to someone that had no respect for his action's! Manslaughter is not appropriate when you kill someone because of your selfish addictions! If he got this intoxicated at the Lube Room, they need to share in his guilt as well, to ignore the party that served him is ridiculous, just as in the case of the lady that hit Mr. Lane. He could have lost his life and whoever served her gets off scoo free! Something totally wrong with this picture!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:14:46   By: Anonymous
     
    What is wrong with this picture is you are adding false information
    Shut the F--k up unless you know the facts
    There were beer bottles all over the hwy after the collision, I saw them
    So leave the nice people that work the Lube room out of this
    Could it be another Factless Trumptard? Probably, they are everywhere

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:27:02   By: Anonymous
       
      Beer bottles all over the highway? I was there also and took pictures .I didn’t see any beer bottles.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:53:53   By: Anonymous
         
        I was there also. There were beer bottles in his truck and broken ones on the road. There was an unopened one also. The bottles that were in his truck still had beer in the bottom.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-06-21 19:19:58   By: Anonymous
           
          ...and headless chocolate bunnies too, lots of them.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-06-22 17:25:27   By: Anonymous
             
            Finding out is as simple as checking the camera footage at various establishments along the highway. I personally have never been over served at the lube.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:22:01   By: Anonymous
     
    He was west bound, that indicates he was coming from the Lake Alpine area ,not Dorrington. As the CHP said its still under investigation.

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    Re: blame
    Posted on: 2018-06-22 07:50:56   By: Anonymous
     
    for consuming enough drinks to earn oneself a dui falls squarely on the shoulders of said person, nobody else. Quit looking for others to blame...that's a growing problem in this country.

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      Re: blame
      Posted on: 2018-06-22 09:13:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Exactly on both fronts.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-22 11:14:24   By: Anonymous
     
    It happened up at Bear Valley and Hiway 4 and the drunk was heading west bound, no where near the lube room. read the details before making an accusatory statement like that. And I agree, lock him up for a loonnnnnnnng time....

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      Posted on: 2018-06-26 09:04:43   By: Anonymous
       
      He should get murder charges. He knowingly put the bottle to his lips and drank then got behind the wheel. That should be murder. Any one who drinks and drives and kills someone should have murder charges......

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-21 15:58:18   By: Anonymous
 
I'll drink to that

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:09:52   By: Anonymous
     
    let's see what the total blood chemistry has to say


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:24:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Another liberal Im sure. Come up here and drink like fools, drive like idiots then complain constantly.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-21 18:05:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Nope. The transgressor is home grown, or at least been here for quite some time.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-21 16:31:51   By: Anonymous
 
My fault about implying the Lube Room was at fault, you are right I don't, and didn't know all the facts.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-22 03:39:07   By: Anonymous
     
    this might be the first apology for comment I have ever seen on the pinetree...thank you for your honesty, and your courtesy



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Murder!
Posted on: 2018-06-21 17:02:38   By: Anonymous
 
Its NOT manslaughter when you are drunk and you kill someone its MURDER and he should hang!

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    Re: Murder!
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 17:09:39   By: Anonymous
     
    He will get 2yrs tops.

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    Re: Murder!
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 17:11:47   By: Anonymous
     
    I kind of lean for the electric chair myself.

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      Re: Murder!
      Posted on: 2018-06-21 17:36:14   By: Anonymous
       
      Snu-snu!

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        Re: Murder!
        Posted on: 2018-06-21 19:40:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Death by snu snu is too good for this guy!

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          Re: Murder!
          Posted on: 2018-06-21 19:59:35   By: Anonymous
           
          Perhaps you're right.

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    Re: Murder!
    Posted on: 2018-06-21 17:30:08   By: Anonymous
     
    And it's NOT an accident when you choose to drink and drive and hurt./kill somebody.

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      Re: Murder!
      Posted on: 2018-06-21 17:37:10   By: Anonymous
       
      You are so right, driving drunk is not an accident, it is a crime.

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        Re: Murder!
        Posted on: 2018-06-21 18:51:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Just wait til the Bear Valley music festival kicks off , plenty of drunk GAY bay fools to deal with. They run Wild, completely different than the calm demeanor they try to imply.

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          Re: Murder!
          Posted on: 2018-06-21 19:21:21   By: Anonymous
           
          ^ That's true, you know?

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            Re: Murder!
            Posted on: 2018-06-23 00:36:48   By: Anonymous
             
            They do it every weekend in Murphys then hit some locals on Hwy 4 between Angels Camp and Copperopolis

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          Re: Murder!
          Posted on: 2018-06-21 20:06:08   By: Anonymous
           
          How would you know if they are gay unless of course you are one of them Mr. Homophobic!

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            Re: Murder!
            Posted on: 2018-06-21 20:33:49   By: Anonymous
             
            Lighten up Francis

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              Re: Murder!
              Posted on: 2018-06-21 21:58:13   By: Anonymous
               
              Racist!

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            Re: Murder!
            Posted on: 2018-06-21 21:26:35   By: Anonymous
             
            You just made me lose my appetite for fudge! There were gay guys who had a restaurant in Angels, but for some reason it close down. Hmmmm.

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              Re: Murder!
              Posted on: 2018-06-21 21:51:21   By: Anonymous
               
              I never liked liver.

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              Re: Murder!
              Posted on: 2018-06-21 22:02:09   By: Anonymous
               
              I love the way that it only takes one person to change the whole conversation to Group Stupid,
              Coming from a family member of someone killed by a drunk driver (.28%)
              that showed no remorse. Something is wrong with this picture.
              If you are going to drink, act correctly and at least show a little common sense. hell in a small community and there is always someone that will drive you home,
              If this person was this drunk, then the establishment should and most likely will be included in the lawsuit and more power to hem.
              Drive down Blagen road any evening and 8 out 10 couldn't pass a sobriety test and the county and CHP know it, It really is sad.

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                Re: Murder!
                Posted on: 2018-06-22 05:52:09   By: Anonymous
                 
                It’s unbelievable what I’m reading here!

                Rest in Peace Sir, !

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                  Re: Murder!
                  Posted on: 2018-06-22 07:17:15   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Then move over to my motherlode they'll take you.

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                Re: Murder!
                Posted on: 2018-06-22 09:20:35   By: Anonymous
                 
                Same for Sheep Ranch Road, Murphys to Avery, after 3:30 most weekdays as well as weekends. Working stiffs avoid the main highways to have a few in their vehicles on their way home. Please let me show you the couple of bags of empties I take to the landfill each week after picking up behind them.

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                Re: Murder!
                Posted on: 2018-06-23 00:40:50   By: Anonymous
                 
                I agree they should do check points when they have concerts in Murphys

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              Re: Murder!
              Posted on: 2018-06-22 09:18:23   By: Anonymous
               
              It closed down because locals didn't support the business and they couldn't make a go of it. We all want nice places but the reality is if you live in Angels and go to dinner a couple of times a year, few can make it. It's not like "Destination Angels" has been a big success, most visitors keep on going to Murphys, Arnold or up to Bear Valley.

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          Re: Murder!
          Posted on: 2018-06-22 09:16:25   By: Anonymous
           
          Pulleeze. I attend a few BV Music Festival concerts each year and it's a pretty tame crowd. Have never really seen a Bach or Mozart fan plowed like you see further down the hill. Besides, the reality is many of the attendees actually live at BV or are visiting and simply walk home. Parking isn't an issue at all. ;)

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            Re: Murder!
            Posted on: 2018-06-22 09:22:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Agreed. I don't know about the gay comment or even if relevant but most of my fellow attendees are silver-haired retirees and heterosexual couples who feel really, really fortunate to have symphony and more in their backyards!

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              Re: Murder!
              Posted on: 2018-06-22 10:19:21   By: Anonymous
               
              VOTE FOR TRUMP!

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                Re: Murder!
                Posted on: 2018-06-22 11:20:55   By: Anonymous
                 
                Sincere condolences to the family of the motorcyclist.
                It is a senseless tragedy. As a local bike rider it is the
                worst possible fear that can happen anywhere at anytime.
                Just think before you drink and drive. It's not worth it !

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                  Re: Murder!
                  Posted on: 2018-07-05 08:56:28   By: Anonymous
                   
                  As a friend of the motorcyclist...thank you for your kind words!

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DUI
Posted on: 2018-06-22 22:47:45   By: Anonymous
 
It's sad to think in this so-called 'enlightened' society that people are still driving drunk and killing other people. What the heck is wrong with us? My gosh, someone lost his LIFE. His family has lost a loved one, his friends a friend. When is the insanity of driving drunk going to stop? How can we as a civilized society take this sitting down?

My sincere, heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.

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    Re: DUI
    Posted on: 2018-06-23 00:44:14   By: Anonymous
     
    I feel for ya but I saw your mom and dad have two bottles of wine with dinner then drive home

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-22 23:22:42   By: Anonymous
 
It's All My Fault...I Should Have Remained An Alcoholic And Killed Him In An Alcoholic-Haze-Related-Accident...

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-23 01:12:35   By: Anonymous
     
    It was the Reptilian Aliens.

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