Perdock fired from Lake County Sheriff's Department

Russell Perdock testified Tuesday as a hostile witness for the defense. (ABC7)

May 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The ABC7 news I-Team reports that the man at the center of a fatal boat crash has been fired from the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

Russell Perdock was the second in command, but off-duty, when he drove his powerboat a reported 50 mph at night into a sailboat, killing a woman on the sailboat.

The I-Team found several people who reported Perdock was drinking at a bar before the crash, yet the Lake County district attorney charged the man at the helm of the sailboat with the passenger's death, he was later acquitted.

Perdock has now lost his job after an internal affairs investigation, but the sheriff's department is not saying why he was fired.