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Lakewood airline pilot given suspended sentence for drinking on job

LONDON (AP) – A court has given a United Airlines pilot a 10-month suspended jail sentence for showing up to fly a jet on a trans-Atlantic flight while over the alcohol limit.

Erwin Vermont Washington of Lakewood, Colorado, was removed from a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport shortly before it was due to take off for Chicago in November, after a colleague smelled alcohol on his breath.

A breath test found he was three times over Britain’s legal alcohol limit for pilots.



The 51-year-old pilot pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was released on unconditional bail.

A judge at Isleworth Crown Court in west London said Friday that Washington’s behavior was “simply not acceptable.”


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