ROMULUS (WWJ) – An American Airlines co-pilot who was charged with being drunk in the cockpit at Detroit Metro Airport has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

John Francis Maguire of Pennsylvania pleaded no contest to operating an aircraft under the influence and was sentenced to a year probation, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, which he will be allowed to serve in his home state.

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In addition, the 50-year-old was ordered to enter an alcohol treatment program and perform 48 hours of community service within 120 days.

If he violates probation, Maguire will spend 45 days in jail.

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Police were alerted by TSA officers that Maguire was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol while in the cockpit of a plane preparing to take off the morning of Saturday, March 26.

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Airport officials said a field sobriety test was given, and he was taken into custody on the tarmac. A breathalyzer test administered by police then confirmed that Maguire was over the legal limit.

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Flight-736 — which was scheduled to take off just before 7 a.m. for Philadelphia — was postponed and travelers were put on other flights.