After reportedly assaulting a drone-flying teen on a beach in Hammonassett State Park in Madison, CT, Andrea Mears, 23 of Westbrook, was granted special probation Wednesday, according to the Hartford Courant.
Mears “was granted accelerated rehabilitation, a program designed for first-time offenders. If she successfully completes the program, her charges could be erased,” according to the Courant
Mears was arrested May 12 and charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. A video of the incident was posted June 8 on LiveLeak.
WFSB.com identified the 17-year-old drone pilot as Austin Haughwout. Mears believed Haughwout was taking pictures of people on the public beach. She called the police before approaching and allegedly attacking him.Read more about Mears’ probation from the Hartford Courant.