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Man Charged After Pointing Blinding Laser at Border Patrol Helicopter

laser [1]By Steve Neavling

A helicopter pilot for the Border Patrol was forced to take evasive action when a blinding laser was pointed at him in South Texas

Another member of the aircraft crew spotted the source of the light.

Authorities arrested Juan Peralez, 57, late Thursday, KURV.com reports.  [2]

Peralez faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted.

Laser pointers have become big problems for aircraft pilots.