ROMULUS (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a 50-year-old American Airlines co-pilot grounded on suspicion of drunkenness at a Detroit-area airport heads to court next month.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Tuesday that John Maguire will be arraigned and have a pre-trial hearing May 11 in in Romulus, a suburb that’s home to Detroit Metropolitan Airport. He’s been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol stemming from the March 26 incident.READ MORE: Safety Is Top Priority As Parents, Students Prepare For Upcoming School Year
Maguire, from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was removed from the Detroit-to-Philadelphia flight before takeoff. Authorities say he had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.READ MORE: Donations Needed For Landfill Search To Find Zion Foster
Defense attorney Frank Manley says he’s taking the case “very seriously” and doing “everything necessary to protect the public and Capt. Maguire.” Manley adds his client “has an outstanding record as a professional pilot.”MORE NEWS: Businesses Make Changes To Keep Customers Safe Amid Boil Water Advisory In SE Michigan
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