St. James Man In Court Friday For Laser Pointing

David Smith will appear in First District Court on Friday.

David Smith of St. James is set to appear in court Friday stemming from a December 2011 incident where police say he pointed a green laser at an airplane.

Smith will have a court conference Friday morning at First District Court in Central Islip, according to Robert Clifford, director of communnications for the First District Court.

The St. James man was arrested on charges of obstucting governmental administration, a misdemeanor, .

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration notified Suffolk County Police that an aircraft had been targeted at roughly 9:55 p.m. by a green laser pointer on the ground. Following the call police said the responding helicopter where the alleged initial incident occurred and was also targeted by the laser.

Additonal reporting by Associate Regional Editor Joseph Pinciaro

LCDR March 09, 2012 at 05:08 AM
This poor young dope. I wonder if perhaps he didn't realize the seriousness of what he was doing. And what will his lawyer cost the family?
Angelique Darrigo Daley March 09, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Yes the financial cost, but oh, the heartache....
Bob R. March 09, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Dumb is as Dumb does. This knucklehead knew exactly what he was doing........ just figured the dumb cops in his small mind they would never get me. NOT
Paul Clifford March 10, 2012 at 03:03 AM
johnny justice March 24, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Dave you were an ahole in school and now a ahole to the world


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