The guy who crashed a drone onto the White House lawn a couple of nights ago turns out to have been a drunk government employee with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. He apparently decided to fly a friend's drone from a nearby apartment, which is (ahem) illegal in D.C.
Although planes are restricted from entering the airspace around the White House and it is illegal to operate a drone in Washington, it is unclear whether the man will be charged with a crime. Some Secret Service officials believe he should be prosecuted in an effort to deter others.
Hey, stuff happens. It's not like he was on duty or anything, and he did turn himself in after he got up the next day and heard from friends that a drone had been found on the lawn. Chances are he won't pull a stunt like that again. Besides, he owes his friend around $500 for a new drone.
Just equip the controller with a breathalyzer, and it should all be good.