Pilot arrested at MSP airport after f...

Pilot arrested at MSP airport after failing Breathalyzer test

There are 5 comments on the TwinCities story from Jan 4, 2013, titled Pilot arrested at MSP airport after failing Breathalyzer test. In it, TwinCities reports that:

An American Eagle pilot was suspended after failing a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly on Friday from the Twin Cities to New York City, authorities said.

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Jaime Perez

Dallas, TX

#1 Jan 4, 2013
What was the charge?
The local police have no jurisdiction over aviation regulations.
WiLl

Puyallup, WA

#2 Jan 6, 2013
Jaime Perez wrote:
What was the charge?
The local police have no jurisdiction over aviation regulations.
Of course they do. Among other things they routinely arrest passengers for breaking FAA regulations. Do you think the FAA meets every flight that comes in with an unruly passenger? Local police arrested the famous NWA crew that was caught drinking. THAT case seems to have held up in court since the whole crew went to prison.
Jaime Perez

Midlothian, TX

#3 Jan 6, 2013
WiLl wrote:
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Of course they do. Among other things they routinely arrest passengers for breaking FAA regulations. Do you think the FAA meets every flight that comes in with an unruly passenger? Local police arrested the famous NWA crew that was caught drinking. THAT case seems to have held up in court since the whole crew went to prison.
Local police don't have the authority to arrest unruly passengers unless the offense happened on the ground. A local cop can't charge someone with a Federal offense. If a drunk steps onto local jurisdiction then the cop can charge the person with public intoxication in their municipality.
Jaime Perez

Dallas, TX

#4 Jan 7, 2013
WiLl wrote:
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they routinely arrest passengers for breaking FAA regulations.
Judge: "Officer I see you arrested Mr. Smith for being an unruly passenger about Flight 9999 to Columbus, Ohio.
Officer: "Yes, your honor. The Flight Attendant said Mr. Smith would not put his seat belt on".
Judge: "Officer, your here to describe your first hand observation of the offense not what a third party told you".
Officer: "But your honor, I didn't observe the offense".
Judge: "Mr. Smith you're free to go"
WILI

Denver, CO

#5 Jan 7, 2013
You are such a legal wizard. I guess that is why no one ever gets arrested by a local cop for breaking federal laws and all FAA cases are therefore thrown out and the NWA and other crew never went to prison.

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