NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - 56-year-old Robert Bruce of Virginia Beach was indicted on six counts alleging that he aimed a laser at Naval aircraft.
According to Peter Carr with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bruce aimed shined a laser pointer at Naval Aircraft flying from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach on or about April 11, 2012 and June 2, 2012.
A law was passed in February 2012 making it illegal to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft.
Carr said Bruce was charged on two counts of interference with flight crew, two counts of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft and two counts of assaulting, resisting or impending certain officers or employees.
According to Carr, Bruce could have a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each of the interference charges, a maximum of five years in prison for aiming a lase pointer at aircraft, and a maximum of 25 years in prison on each charge of assault.
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