A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer walks toward an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Air Station Houston Aug. 27, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki)

Federal Case Over Laser Pointed at Coast Guard Helicopter Delayed Again

A 2016 federal case against a man whose girlfriend allegedly saw him pointing a laser beam outside his home when a green lightstream hit a Coast Guard helicopter is so complex it must be delayed — again — from this fall to April 6, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton on Friday granted the delay requested by Port Angeles resident Randall Muck.

A grand jury indicted Muck on May 16 for allegedly aiming a laser pointer at the helicopter Sept. 26, 2016, and with making false statements to government agents about the incident.

Read more at the Peninsula Daily News

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