Coast Guard assesses $9,500 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike

Coast Guard assesses $9,500 civil penalty for Washington State Ferry laser strike
A high-powered blue laser shines against a black background, demonstrating just how strong the light can be when emitted from this device.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Hearing Officer assessed a $9,500 civil penalty, Dec. 27 2016, to a Washington resident for interfering with the safe operation of the Washington State Ferry Tokitae by shining a high-powered blue laser...