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December 11, 2019

Laser Pointer Strike on an Aircraft/Williston Barracks

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A105925

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Andrew Underwood                       

STATION: Williston Barracks

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: December 11, 2019

LOCATION: Shelburne Air Park

VIOLATION: Aiming a Laser Pointer at an Aircraft

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On December 11, 2019, at approximately 1842 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a reported "Laser Strike" on an aircraft. It was reported that an aircraft was hit with a laser pointer one mile south of Shelburne Air Park Road in Charlotte. Trooper's searched that area but did not locate any suspicious activity. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks.

 

U.S.C. TITLE 18, CHAPTER 2

Sec. 39A. Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft
(a) OFFENSE — Whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, or at the flight path of such an aircraft, shall be fined under this title {maximum of  $250,000} or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: N

COURT DATE: N/A    

COURT: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

 

 

 

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Trooper Andrew Underwood
Vermont State Police-Williston
2777 St George Road
Williston, VT 05495
802-878-7111