Co-pilot of plane headed to Bedford arrested, accused of being drunk

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WHDH) – The co-pilot of a private plane headed to Bedford was arrested Thursday for allegedly being drunk.

Police in Traverse City, Michigan said the pilot tipped them off about his co-pilot. Police said the co-pilot’s blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit to drive a car.

Police who responded to the scene said the co-pilot had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

The company that owns the plane commended the pilot for preventing his co-pilot from flying. The co-pilot was immediately fired.

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