Former Alaska Airlines Pilot Who Flew Drunk Receives Prison Time

A former Alaska Airlines pilot who flew a passenger plane while drunk has been sentenced in California to a year and a day in federal prison.

David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach was also fined $10,000 on Wednesday.

In 2014, Arntson flew an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego to Portland, Oregon, and then took a second plane from Portland to John Wayne Airport in Southern California.

After landing there, he underwent random testing that found his blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney says Arntson engaged in ``a very dangerous offense.''

Arntson retired, and his pilot's license was revoked.

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Source: AP


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