Jay Man Charged With Shining Laser Into Deputy’s Cruiser, Temporarily Blinding Him

October 16, 2019

A Jay man has been charged with shining a laser light into a deputy’s vehicle as he traveled along Highway 4 in the heart of the town.

Glenn Austin Bingham, 43, was charged with felony pointing a laser light at driver and resisting an officer.

The deputy was westbound on Highway 4 near Booker Lane when he observed a green beam on the rear of his patrol vehicle. He turned around at the town hall and headed west on Highway 4 toward the light. As he approached Highway 4 and Commerce Street, the beam was pointed at his vehicle again.

“The green beam them pointed toward the cab of my patrol vehicle which concentrated on the cab of my vehicle causing me to be unable to see the roadway,” the deputy wrote in his report. “I swerved to avoid the green beam.”

The laser light, according to an arrest report, was emanating from the residence of Bingham. Deputies had received complaints from citizens over a two month span of Bingham pointing the laser into passing traffic.

When the deputy pulled up at the residence, he could hear someone running toward a pickup truck. Bingham was found under the pickup and the laser device was found in his front pocket, the report states.

“I was just being dumb,” Bingham told the deputy, according to the arrest report. H stated he had consumed approximately six alcoholic beverages.


12 Responses to “Jay Man Charged With Shining Laser Into Deputy’s Cruiser, Temporarily Blinding Him”

  1. Shawn on October 21st, 2019 7:47 pm

    To say you go to a Baptist church and involved with kids, is embarrassing. You harp on setting examples. What a shame.

  2. Stumpknocker on October 16th, 2019 11:15 pm

    Them was his uncle pants , didn’t even know it was in there. Lol

  3. Concerned friend on October 16th, 2019 5:02 pm

    Glenn as your friend, please get help for your alcoholism, this is killing you brother , it’s time to quit drinking buddy . Every Wednesday night at the community center there is AA meetings… please go

  4. Well on October 16th, 2019 2:56 pm

    Just being Dumb seems to be a going trend nowadays.

  5. L. B. on October 16th, 2019 1:51 pm

    Glenn, Glenn, Glenn You don’t do things like that. It scares people, and worst you can get shot. It looks like you have a beam on someone as a target.
    Thank God you are alive, Please.

  6. chris on October 16th, 2019 1:15 pm

    All jokes aside, it’s sad that an addiction has consumed somebody to the point that this has become their purpose.

  7. Hawghead on October 16th, 2019 11:20 am

    Drinking is what drinking does…

  8. Rational on October 16th, 2019 11:12 am

    Glenn needs to get a life, i.e., job, volunteering, AA meetings, etc.

  9. paul on October 16th, 2019 8:23 am

    I sure hope the judge gets dumb on him.
    Blinding drivers can result in serious injury or death.
    And this clown is old enough to know better..

  10. Shine the Light on Me on October 16th, 2019 8:15 am

    “I was just being dumb,” Bingham told the deputy,”

    Yes you were bro. Yal got nothing better to do?

  11. sam on October 16th, 2019 7:55 am

    sounds like somebody needs to get a life.

  12. Alcohol Patrol on October 16th, 2019 5:51 am

    Anyone who knows Glenn knows if it was after 10am he had far for than 6 beer in him.

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