American Airlines co-pilot accused of being drunk is in treatment

John Maguire charged with operating under influence of alcohol

John Francis Maguire
John Francis Maguire

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.


John Maguire is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol on March 26.


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.