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Suspected drunken co-pilot arrested in Traverse City

Associated Press

Traverse City — A co-pilot on a charter plane has been arrested after a colleague suspected he was drunk.

Traverse City police Capt. Kevin Dunklow says a breath test Thursday showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.30, nearly four times the legal threshold for drunken driving.

The co-pilot flies for Talon Air, which declined to comment. The plane didn’t leave Cherry Capital Airport.

Separately, an American Airlines co-pilot accused of trying to fly while drunk pleaded no contest Wednesday at a Detroit-area court. He was placed on probation.