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Published January 04, 2013, 04:40 PM

Pilot fails a breathalyzer test in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) -- An American Eagle pilot has been arrested and suspended after failing a blood alcohol test in a plane at Minneapolis St. Paul airport.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) -- An American Eagle pilot has been arrested and suspended after failing a blood alcohol test in a plane at Minneapolis St. Paul airport.

He's 48-year-old Kolbjorn Kristiansen of Raleigh, North Carolina. An airport spokesman says before Kristiansen boarded the flight around 6:00 a.m., witnesses alerted airport police that he smelled like alcohol.

Officers gave him a Breathalyzer test and arrested him. Passengers had not yet boarded the flight to La Guardia, New York.

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