Following a series of incidents, the Regina Police Service is warning the public of the consequences of pointing lasers at an aircraft while it is in flight.
So far this year, the RPS has issued charges against seven people related to incidents of pointing a laser at the Regina Police Service’s Ariel Support Unit (ASU).
All of the suspects were men ranging from 31 to 52 years old and were all charged with mischief endangering life and other charges in some cases.
“Pointing a laser at an aircraft poses a serious risk to the safety of those on board. It also endangers citizens below if the plane should crash as a result,” the RPS said.
The RPS noted that they also know that multiple other aircraft are hit with laser strikes.
They said they will continue investigating reports of this occurrence and hold offenders accountable, reminding residents that the charge of mischief endangering life carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.