Man who hit cops with laser, then crashed as he fled, ordered to prison

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A Fresno, California man has been sentenced by a federal judge to 18 months in prison after having pleaded guilty to firing a laser at a police helicopter.

On Monday, Michael Alvarez became the latest person to be convicted in a string of prosecutions brought by Karen Escobar, an assistant United States Attorney, who is believed to be the nation’s most aggressive prosecutor for such cases.

As Ars reported last November, Alvarez fired a green laser at a...

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