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Man Cited for Using Drone in Disaster Area

June 29, 2018, 8:14 AM HST
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reports that on Thursday, June 28, 2018, 43-year-old Roman V.  Andryushkin, of Russia, was contacted while in a closed disaster area near the Nanawale Forest Reserve & Lava Tree State Park.

Informants in the area who had proper permission to be in the area, reported that Andryushkin was seen operating a red colored drone while in the closed area.

Upon officers arrival, Andryushkin was cited for loitering in a disaster area and his red colored Drone confiscated as evidence. More charges involving the use of the drone are pending further investigation.  This was the 83rd citation issued since the beginning of the eruption

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