Local man back in court for flying drone near hospital

ULSTER, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Establishing laws for the use of drones has been a hot topic of discussion among lawmakers in recent months.

On Friday a local man is expected to appear in court on allegations that he used his drone to spy on people at a hospital. Witnesses are expected to testify when Dave Beesmer appears in Ulster County Court.

State Police say Beesmer took video with a drone outside a MidHudson medical facility last year, pointing his camera at examination rooms where patients had quote, “a high expectation of privacy.”

On Beesmer’s Facebook, he says he made a huge error in judgment by flying his drone near the facility. He also said his camera can’t see through the windows anyway.

He’s being charged with unlawful surveillance.

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