A “Legally Drunk” American Airlines Pilot is Arrested on the Tarmac and in the Cockpit after Failing Two Breathalyzer Tests before a 7:00 am Flight from Detroit to Philadelphia Meet 50 year old John Maguire, an American… Scroll down to read more!


Meet 50 year old John Maguire, an American Airlines co-pilot who was arrested on Saturday, March 27th, 2016 for operating an aircraft under the influence of alcohol. 




Maguire was already in the cockpit of AA (no pun intended) Flight # 736, from Detroit to Philly, which was scheduled to depart at 6:59 am, when authorities entered the plane and required him to take a breathalyzer test (which he failed).

The test was precipitated by a TSA agent who reported Maguire after smelling alcohol on the co-pilot and finding his behavior to have been “odd”.  




After the initial breath test found Maguire’s BAC (blood alcohol content) to be above the 0.04 limit established by the Federal Aviation Administration the co-pilot was taken into custody on the tarmac.  

Maguire reportedly failed a second breathalyzer test after he was taken to the Police Department.




The early morning flight was cancelled, stranding several college students who were on their spring break, prompting American Airlines to release a statement advising that it would book customers on other flights and adding that:  “Safety is our highest priority and we apologize to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans.”




Maguire was reportedly charged with a misdemeanor.




When it comes to the subject of drinking and flying, er driving, the best advice that you are ever going to hear is:  “Don’t do it!  Get a DD (Designated Driver), not a DUI”.


Be smart{er than John Maguire}: Don’t drink and fly, er drive, but, if you do, just say “NO{thing}”, don’t blow (in FL your 2nd subsequent refusal is a crime) and call me stat at 305-381-8686, 305-798-2220 or 1-888-SHARK-8-1.


Michael A. Haber, P.A.: Providing creative, effective and zealous criminal defense litigation services primarily in SoFlo since 1991.


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