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Male Sentenced for 2022 Drone Occurrence at Bengals Video Game, NFL Carries Out Policy Modification

by DRONELIFE Personnel Author Ian M. Crosby

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According to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer, this previous Monday a guy from Springfield Area was sentenced for flying an unapproved drone over a Cincinnati Bengals Wildcard championship game at PayCor Arena on January 15th of in 2015.

According to Judge Matthew McFarland, the occurrence in which the drone was flown over gamers and parts of the crowd was among the very first of its kind in the U.S. Officials mentioned that the occasion caused a policy modification by the NFL that will see groups stop a video game and clear the field in action to a comparable incident.

” This is a brand-new and emerging security problem that (the NFL is) taking seriously,” stated McFarland while resolving 25-year-old Dailon Dabney, who pleaded guilty in March to a charge connected to flying the drone. Dabney was sentenced to one year of probation and bought to finish 40 hours of overdue social work, and has actually currently surrendered the DJI Mavic Air 2 drone, which can cost over $1,000. Dabney stated in court that he published the video drawn from the drone “attempting to get more material” on his YouTube channel to get customers and make more cash.

Dabney was among 2 guys charged in federal court in 2015 with drone-related criminal activities devoted at regional sports arenas. The other, Travis Lenhoff, flew a drone over Excellent American Ballpark on Opening Day in 2022. Lenhoff likewise pleaded guilty last March, and was sentenced to one year of probation last month. Both guys pleaded guilty to breaking a momentary flight limitation, which is a misdemeanor. In both cases, no unapproved drones were allowed to fly in the location from one hour before to one hour after the video games. The FAA advised pilots of the guideline on X (previously Twitter) the other day:

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Ian went to Dominican University of California, where he got a bachelor’s degree in English in 2019. With a long-lasting enthusiasm for composing and storytelling and an eager interest in innovation, he is now adding to DroneLife as a personnel author.

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