Yep, the man who crashed his drone on White House grounds was drinking.
According to the New York Times, the man “told Secret Service investigators that he had been drinking at an apartment nearby before he lost control of the craft, according to law enforcement officials.
“The man, a government employee, told investigators that he went to bed despite fearing that the drone had flown over the White House. After friends told him about news reports on the drone Monday morning, he decided to contact the authorities.”
As we reported yesterday, the drone was a small quad copter that flew at low altitudes. The Times adds that it was about two pounds and two feet in diameter.
And while we applaud him for fessing up to his drinking and droning, perhaps this is a lesson for us all? Sure, we don’t live near the White House, but a drone could just as easily take out a neighbor’s kid or cat. And no one wants that. Keep it sober and safe, people.