Dutch police: Pilot from New Jersey was drunk

AMSTERDAM - September 14, 2010

The National Police Corps has not identified the pilot or his airline, but says he is a 52-year-old captain from Woodbury, New Jersey. He does not fly for a Dutch airline, according to a police statement published Tuesday.

Police say they arrested the man in the cockpit of his plane after an anonymous tip. A breath test found he had a blood alcohol content of 0.023 percent - a hair above the legal limit in the Netherlands.

The pilot was fined euro700 ($900) and released, the statement said. The flight was canceled.

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