If you’re someone who enjoys an adult beverage while flying your drone, you might need to reconsider for a minute.
On his last day in office, outgoing governor Chris Christie signed 109 bills into law, including one that makes it a crime to operate a drone with a blood content over 0.08.
This is the same standard applied to drivers and boaters, and the penalties for violating the new law is up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.
Unlike DWI, which is prosecuted as a moving violation, drunk droning is a disorderly persons offense, comparable to a misdemeanor in other states.
The law also makes it a crime to fly drones near prisons or to use them for the taking of wildlife.
Operating a drone with a BAC over .08 is against the law.
If you find yourself on the wrong end of a Drunk Droning charge, get experienced legal help right away.
The law may be new, but ignorance is no defense.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-378-9272 for a free consultation.