Marco man who intentionally violated city anchoring ordinance scheduled to stand trial next month

A Marco Island man who intentionally violated a Marco city ordinance against boat anchoring is scheduled to stand trial next month.

At a hearing Thursday, a judge set a March 23 trial for David Dumas, 64,at 1:30 p.m. in Collier County Court. Dumas is accused of breaking a city ordinance that restricts boats from anchoring less than 300 feet from docks and sea walls for more than 12 hours.

He claims that the ordinance violates state laws on navigable waterways.

Dumas has pleaded not guilty.

Dumas docked his boat, a 42-foot cruising trawler named Kinship, in Smokehouse Bay on Jan. 16. The Marco Island Police Department arrested Dumas two days later.

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blondie writes:

Thank goodness that there are people among us who are willing to stand up for our rights which are provided by both our State and Federal government.

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