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Student accused in drone crash committed a mistake, not a crime, lawyer says

A student crashed this drone inside Commonwealth Stadium during UK's first game of the season on Sept. 5, 2015. Photo provided by UK Public Relations
A student crashed this drone inside Commonwealth Stadium during UK's first game of the season on Sept. 5, 2015. Photo provided by UK Public Relations

The attorney representing the man accused of ­crashing a drone into Commonwealth Stadium is confident that his ­client will be found not guilty of second-degree wanton endangerment. A not guilty please was entered on behalf of University of Kentucky law student Peyton Wilson, 24, at his arraignment Tuesday.

“At worst, what happened here is a mistake,” attorney Luke Morgan said. “We do not think the government should criminalize mistakes.”

Morgan said that Wilson went to law enforcement ­officials after the accident and that he was being punished for that.

There are no regulations on drone flight, Morgan said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has contacted Morgan and said it would look into the case, Morgan said.

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