A Bakersfield, California resident is the latest person to be facing prison time for aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.
Barry Lee Bowser was convicted after a two-day trial, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. Bowser was the 13th person to be charged by federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of California, which has taken the lead in prosecuting laser strike” cases nationwide.
Bowser will be sentenced on September 28 and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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