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ROMULUS, Mich. – The case against an American Airlines co-pilot accused of drunkenness at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been delayed because the man is at a treatment center.
John Maguire is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol on March 26. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says a hearing scheduled for Wednesday has been adjourned until June 22 at the request of his lawyer.
Defense attorney Frank Manley tells WWJ-AM that Maguire is at a treatment center in California and they want to make sure any issues are handled properly.
The Associated Press left a message Wednesday for Manley.
The 50-year-old Maguire, from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was removed from a Detroit-to-Philadelphia flight before takeoff at the airport in Romulus. Authorities say his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.