March 30, 2016
Police have identified and charged an American Airlines co-pilot who was allegedly intoxicated before a flight from Detroit to Philadelphia over Easter weekend as 50-year-old John Francis Maguire of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
According to a police report obtained by Fox 2 Detroit, Maguire's blood-alcohol level was reportedly twice the legal limit, registering at .081 percent on a Breathalyzer test. The legal limit for a pilot is .04.
The flight from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Philadelphia International Airport was canceled prior to takeoff Saturday after security was alerted that Maguire appeared to be showing signs of intoxication, including reportedly “having trouble with his cockpit seat” and slurring his words, the report said.
Maguire was charged on Monday with operating under the influence of alcohol and was released pending arraignment, which is set for next week.
Fox 2 Detroit also added that the report claimed he had initially denied drinking but later acknowledged he last had a drink the evening before.
Read the full report at Fox 2 Detroit.