Drone debate: Banning unmanned aircrafts in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley could be shaping up to be the first city in the state to pass a law banning drones and anyone violating the law faces hefty fines and even jail time.

Anyone wanting to fly drones would have to get a single-use permit from the police. You'd still be able to fly a drone on your own property -- up to 100 feet.

Backers of the proposal say they are have privacy and safety concerns.

The proposal stems from an incident last year when a man flew a drone over private property.  A woman complained to police and now he faces charges for careless or reckless aircraft operation, but there is no specific law on the books about drones in the city.

If passed, the proposal could cost violators up to $2,500 in fines and/or six months in jail.

The Council could vote on it June 11th.

 

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