60-year-old David Arntson flew to and from the Portland Airport when his blood alcohol levels were tested at .134 and .142. Federal law says a pilot is under the influence when the blood alcohol concentration is above .1 percent.
Arntson was tested after being selected for a random drug and alcohol test by the airline. In a statement, Alaska Airlines says Arntson was immediately removed from duty after failing the test.
Arntson is facing a felony for flying a passenger aircraft while under the influence of alcohol. The maximum sentence for operating a commercial jet under the influence of alcohol is 15 years in prison.
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