Connecticut woman granted probation in drone case - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Connecticut woman granted probation in drone case

Posted: Updated:
Westbrook woman charged with assaulting a teenager who was using a drone to film above Hammonasset Beach has been granted a special form of probation.

Andrea Mears had been charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace after an investigation into the May 12 encounter.

A video posted by 17-year-old Austin Haughwout showed Mears calling him a pervert, striking him and ripping his shirt.

Haughwout, of Clinton, told reporters he had been using the remote-controlled drone to get footage of the landscape from about 50 feet above the beach when he was confronted by Mears.

Mears on Wednesday was granted Accelerated Rehabilitation. The charges will be erased from her record is she successfully completes two years of probation.

 Privacy issues surrounding drones are becoming a larger issue, especially as they become less expensive.  A $49.99 drone kit is for sale now that will even turn a paper airplane into a drone.

Copyright 2014 MyFoxNY/The Associated Press.
  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Mom: 4-Year-Old banned from doughnut shop

    Mom: 4-Year-Old banned from doughnut shop

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:34:41 GMT
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
  • Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:11:44 GMT
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
  • Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

    Conn. woman arrested on I-684 on drug charges

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:35:02 GMT
    New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her.
    New York State police say a passenger in a car pulled over for speeding was found to be carrying 85 pills of the painkiller Oxycodone. After stopping the car on Interstate 684, police say a search revealed the passenger, Johannie Cruz of Waterbury, Connecticut, had marijuana and painkillers on her.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices