American Airlines co-pilot accused of being drunk is in treatment
John Maguire charged with operating under influence of alcohol
ROMULUS, Mich. – The case against an American Airlines co-pilot accused of drunkenness at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been delayed because the man is at a treatment center.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says a hearing scheduled for Wednesday has been adjourned until June 22 at the request of his lawyer.
Defense attorney Frank Manley told the court during a hearing that his client is at a treatment center in California and they want to make sure any issues are handled properly.
The 50-year-old Maguire, from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was removed from a Detroit-to-Philadelphia flight before takeoff at the airport in Romulus. Authorities say his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.