Man charged for shining a laser at police chopper

A GOLD COAST man has been charged after allegedly targeting the police helictoper with a laser on Saturday night. 

The chopper was conducting patrols of the Gold Coast when the crew noticed a laser light being directed at them from outside a home in Fadden Close, Arundel at around 7.45pm.

Ground police were alerted and attended the residence where they charged a 50-year-old man under the civil aviation act.


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He was issued with a notice to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court at a later date.

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