Local charges dismissed in football flyover

PERKINS TWP. Felony charges have been dismissed against a pilot and his girlfriend who tried to fire
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

PERKINS TWP.

Felony charges have been dismissed against a pilot and his girlfriend who tried to fire up the Perkins High School football team with a flyover before their game.

In October 2007, Daniel Lake, 53, 5700 block of Schenk Road, was charged with inducing panic after he flew the plane low over the football field. His girlfriend, Diane Mulvin, 43, same address, was charged with complicity to inducing panic.

Lake and Mulvin were scheduled to appear Wednesday in Sandusky Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing. Instead the charges were dismissed at the request of Sandusky city prosecutor Lynn Gast-King.

FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Kory said the case is still open with their investigators. No corrective action has been taken against Lake yet. If a penalty is imposed, it could range from a letter of correction to revoking his pilot's certificate, she said.

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