Mr. Robert’s Rules Doesn’t Follow The Rules of the Road!

By Loudoun Insider

Got this in the email from a TC reader:

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THE ATROCIOUS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC RECORD OF DIMITRI KESARI

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Folks in Loudoun County know Hamilton Town Council candidate and Planning Commissioner Dimitri Kesari as a sharp tongued activist quick to vilify those he disagrees with.  Judging from his criminal and traffic record, he is also well known to law enforcement.

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Since April of 2000, Mr. Kesari has amassed 50 demerit points for 11 traffic offenses and two class one misdemeanor criminal convictions, a total of 13 offenses.  Since 2000, he has been fined $2,153 and ordered to pay $707 in court costs.   Most of his convictions were for speeding, but he also has safety and registration convictions.

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Dimitri’s two criminal misdemeanor convictions were for reckless driving (2008) and driving on suspended (2009).  Each of these offenses is punishable by up to twelve months in jail.   In Virginia, the criminal offenses of reckless driving and driving on suspended have the same punishment range as petty larceny, misdemeanor sexual assault and driving under the influence.

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His convictions were mostly in Loudoun County, but he was also convicted of disregarding the criminal and traffic laws of Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Arlington County.

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Dimitri’s worst year was 2009.  He amassed 18 points in nine months. He was stopped for speeding 74/55 on December12, 2009, just three days after he was convicted of speeding 73/55 on December 9, 2009.

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2008 was also notable.  In less than three weeks, Mr. Kesari received 10 demerit points.

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DMV takes your license for ninety days if you receive 18 points in twelve months or 24 points in twenty four months.

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Mr. Kesari’s license suspension was likely due to points and not to nonpayment of fines.  Dimitri always paid his fines and costs and always skipped court.  Since the driving on suspended and reckless driving charges are mandatory appearances, skipping court was a bold tactic as a bench warrant can be issued for not appearing.

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Mr. Kesari probably needed to zoom around Northern Virginia to better perform his duties as the Director of Government Affairs for the National Right to Work Committee.  Perhaps the police were FOP union thugs engaged in a conspiracy against him?  One wonders what Reed Larson will think when he learns about all this?

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If Dimitri is so busy he must ignore the speeding laws the rest of us must follow, one wonders how he will have the time to sit on the Hamilton Town Council?   Better he not serve than injure himself or somebody else by hurrying about.

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Mr. Kesari often chides those he believes do not follow the rules.  Apparently he is of the do as I say not as I do mindset.

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March 3, 2010 was Dimitri’s last court date.  Let us hope he has been rehabilitated and will not re-offend.

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On the seven traffic and criminal summonses issued to Mr. Kesari on November 13, 2007 and thereafter, his address is given as Washington, D.C.  I do not recall the border of the Town of Hamilton extending so far east.  Either Mr. Kesari was carrying a D.C. driver’s license from which the officers copied an old address or Mr. Kesari told more than one police officer he resides in Washington, D.C.

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It is an offense for a Virginia resident not to have a Virginia driver’s license after living here for thirty days.  Providing false information to a police officer completing a traffic or criminal summons can also be the basis of a criminal prosecution.  Why would a candidate for the Hamilton Council, a former member of the Loudoun County Planning Commission and a current member of the Hamilton Planning Commission, be carrying a D.C. license or, in the alternative, tell several police officers he resides in Washington, D.C.  How can one hold and seek office in Virginia if he really lives out of state?  These are important questions.  Somebody should look into this!

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Comments

  • BlackOut says:

    This is very gratifying information.
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    Thank you Mr. Kesari for adding to the revenue coffers. In the future please make sure your violations all occur within Loudoun Co. We should think of adding this positive development as a revenue line item in the budget.
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    p.s. very impressive track record. I wonder if you can hitch a ride with perky Eve Barner now that you don’t have a license. Does the reincarnated LCRC have an official chauffeur?

  • Anon for this one says:

    “Since the driving on suspended and reckless driving charges are mandatory appearances, skipping court was a bold tactic as a bench warrant can be issued for not appearing.” Not sure how Mr Kesari got out of having a bench warrant issued, unless he had an attorney present or deal worked out prior to the court date.
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    One theory is that Mr Kesari obtained a DC license since it was suspended in VA even though DC is not supposed to issue. Given how screwed up DC is I suspect it could be done.
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    Also, it may be 60 days in VA before you have to obtain a license. Need to check that one.
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    Sounds like Mr Kesari needs to learn to slow down. Whether you agree with the speed limits, the law is the law.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I’ll add that I haven’t personally verified any of this, but it came from a very trusted source with much experience in these matters.

  • Brian S says:

    LI, I just did a public records search and it looks all to be true.

  • Not Paul Blart says:

    His reckless conviction was for 63 in a 25. If I may engage in understatement: holy crap!

  • sally says:

    So, he speeds, and maybe he does not pay attention to paying the fine on time (suspended license–dismissed right? after he finally paid his ticket…)
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    He travels a lot and he drives a lot. Anyone in the rural area of Loudoun knows how the speed limits change quickly from 55 to 25 (signs in the bushes with the sheriff’s car!), and the road may look the same–anyone ever been stopped on the toll road where the limit changes abruptly from 65 to 25? or at the airport? this is supposedly where Dimitri got at least one of his tickets…
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    Want to talk policy? Dimitri has a lot of expertise with sanitary sewer and water systems, the BIGGEST issue facing little Hamilton, who is under an order from DEQ to upgrade its system, and who is trying to expand its system…
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    Want to talk good heart, Dimitri did a lot to help his neighbors whose septic system failed, and whose well is potentially contaminated…
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    I don’t agree with him all the time, but attacking him for this is a new low!

  • Ravi Oli says:

    There is a very most famous song where I am from, where the chorus goes:

    Write me up for 125 –
    Post my face, wanted dead or alive –
    Take my license, and all that jive –
    I can’t drive 55!

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Sally, its just the beginning of the next swing of the LoCo pendulum power struggle.

    Now that town elections are looming.

    Then comes the BoS, which is why the LCRC must be divided and conquered.

    And in the meantime, there are the 2010 midterms……

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    Speed limits – more of those pesky “over-regulations”?

  • James Young says:

    Wonder what LI’s driving record looks like?

  • Sibyl Says says:

    Com’on, lets give the guy a break… Its hard to see know the speed limit when you cant see over the steering wheel!

  • Brian S says:

    James, I’m willing to bet he’s probably got a couple of speeding tickets, like most people do (well, I don’t, but most people do). Then again, LI’s not running for anything. So what does it matter?
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    I know this guy is probably a friend of yours, but attacking LI for being the messenger here doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  • JTR says:

    Dimitri has been in Hamilton a helluva lot longer than 60 days. He has shown up at the LCRC for many years. Always when certain issues are on the table.

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    So this begs the question, why does he have a DC driver’s license? You really shouldn’t be able to have it both ways.

  • BlackOut says:

    Mr. Oli, your insightful posts would be so much more impactful if you could provide video. Or at the least some audio.

    Does that song you referenced sound better with a sarangi or a zither accompanying it? Or maybe both. Also, have you thought of wearing ghungroos while chanting it?

  • Ravi Oli says:

    Mr. Blackout, as they say where I am from, if you ask for it you will receive it.

    If you go to the internet machine link below you will hear the song that must be playing in Mr. Dimitri’s head at when he travels:

    http://s0.ilike.com/play#Sammy+Hagar:I+Can't+Drive+55:61180:s61568.12363.12397475.1.1.67%2Cstd_d04d0e673da02f954b6d15c1bf93b053

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Brian said it well, Jimmy, I’m not running to be an elected official! I have a few speeding tickets myself and have a hard time driving slowly. But I’m always truthful about where I live. And while I may be somewhat of a vehicle to getting this noticed, I did not dig this up, it was sent to me. I’d put this up about anybody.

  • James Young says:

    LI, I keep telling you: Jimmy is my son. And I don’t let him on websites frequented by cowardly assholes like yourself.

    That having been said, I don’t know if any of this is true. It may be. Don’t know Dimimtri well enough to know if he has a lead foot (as for you, Brian, I have to wonder about someone with no speeding tickets, at least around here). But it would be a whole lot more credible if it weren’t attributed to someone who anonymously sent it to a pseudonymous coward.

  • Brian S says:

    James, after LI posted the story, I checked it out. While I can’t confirm the dollar amounts, I can confirm the various tickets, including the 63/25 one. It’s accurate. If it weren’t, I would have told LI to pull the story.
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    And, as amazing as it sounds, I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket in Virginia. Only been pulled over once in VA, when I was 20, on the GW parkway and I got a warning. Guess I’m lucky. At the very least, it’s making my bar application a lot easier.

  • Ravi Oli says:

    Mr. James Young, if that is your real name, there is something about you that Ravi finds to be very mysterious. Something tells Ravi that the beard you where is a disguise for the buttocks that cling to the sides of your nose. Very strongly, Ravi feels this way.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    JY, you’re far too easily riled! Thenew LCRC theme debuted in the post below by edmundburkenator seems to fit your personality quite well as well – “smug assholery”.

  • NovaConservative says:

    Gee, I seem to recall how a very, very similar record of a particular State Senate candidate in 2007 didn’t seem to be much of an issue for anybody…

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    If you just pay the fine and don’t go to court, aren’t you automatically “convicted”, as in “in absentia”?

  • Not Paul Blart says:

    Maybe JY ought to be just a tad ethical and disclose the fact that he and Dimitri both work for the same organization.
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    Yeah, that’s right, James. You got dissed by a cowardly pseudonymous mall cop. Come get me. I’ll write you up for speeding too.

  • Francis "Ponch" Poncherello says:

    With guys like Kesari out there, I may have to start working the road again.

    Francis “Ponch” Poncherello – California Highway Patrol (Retired)

  • Hold the phone says:

    The fatal flaw for any politician: believes that the rules are there to follow for everybody else but him/her.

    Also – we deserve an explanation for the DC drivers license. Does he have VA tags on his car?

    We can do so much better folks. Septic knowledge or not.

  • This fits the bill for the small little jackass. And don’t go expecting him to work within the law…or the rules. “Rulebreaker” is his middle name.
    He’s got ALOT in common with the leadership of the LCRC right now. The rules are merely something that everyone else must follow.

  • Harry Callahan says:

    I’m with ya Ponch.

    Kesari, next time you’re breaking the law, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

    Harry Callahan (Inspector, San Francisco Police Deparment – Retired)

  • Elder Berry says:

    Nothing new. There was an aide to a certain Loudoun supervisor who drove around for years with Texas registration on his car, and didn’t a certain Loudoun supervisor, who had a well-known issue about his legal residence, also accumulate a number of speeding tickets? It’s a subject that seems to be wink wink, nudge nudge, in these parts.

  • Barney Fife says:

    Andy Taylor: Well, Barney, you know we always give that Kesari guy an extra five miles an hour so they can make it up Turner’s Grade.
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    Barney Fife: Now Andy, if you let him take thirty, he’ll take thirty-five. If you let them take thirty-five, he’ll take forty. If you let him take forty, he’ll take forty-five. If you…
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    Andy Taylor: Uh, Barn.
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    Barney Fife: What, now Andy you know that Kesari guy is always anglin’ for something it’s either a favor on a ticket or a free hair cut over at Floyds.

  • AFF says:

    I can’t wait for the post about El-Atari.
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    I love LoCo politics

  • Tom Seeman says:

    Holy mackerel. Everyone has a ticket here or there, but this is ridiculous. But given his egregious behavior at the infamous Jan 24 LCRC meeting, I’m not surprised.

  • Not Paul Blart says:

    Elder Barry, not that I’d defend Delgaudio, but his driving record is nowhere near as bad as Kesari’s, based on what I can see in Virginia’s court records. Eugene was apparently charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license in 2002, according to court records. It was nolle prossed (ie, dismissed) by the Commonwealth’s Attorney at the time.

  • BlackOut says:

    NPB, the question then is why was Delgaudio’s license suspended or revoked.

  • Elder Berry says:

    That’s the question, BlackOut, and what about that aide’s blatant long-term Texas license plate? One of Eugene’s tickets was on Catoctin Circle and he was going pretty fast is what I remember. You wouldn’t want to be crossing to the Post Office with Eugene on the road.

    Never had a moving violation ticket myself. Point of pride in the family.

  • The Virginian says:

    So what, he is a bad driver, you liberal RINOs should be able to do better than that! LOL!

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