Pilot gets arrested after security agent smells booze on his breath1/5/2013
A pilot was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport Friday, after a security agent smelled booze on his breath. Allegedly hammered Capt. Kolbjorn Jarle Kristiansen was due to fly an American Eagle route to New York, but was stopped by the sharp-nosed agent and failed an initial blood-alcohol test. He was then whisked to a hospital for further testing, resulting in a two-and-a-half-hour delay before a new flyboy was found. Pilots work under much tighter booze rules than car drivers, and cannot fly if their blood alcohol content is .04 percent or higher, versus the typical .08 percent threshold common for drunken driving. [Source]
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