Former CEO of beer maker Anheuser-Busch tries to fly helicopter under the influence of alcohol

Former CEO of beer maker Anheuser-Busch tries to fly helicopter under the influence of alcohol


August Busch IV
August Busch IV
By: Mason White  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) The former CEO of the company that makes Budweiser beer, was caught trying to fly a helicopter while under the influence of alcohol, according to police in Illinois.

The pilot was identified as former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV, 37.

The Swansea Police Department said that on Monday, at around 12:45 p.m., officers were called on a report of a helicopter landing, for an unknown reason, at 1 Bronze Point, in Swansea.

Upon their arrival, the helicopter was already on the ground in a parking lot.

Assessment of the area and safety of the helicopter taking off due to close obstacles and buildings was of concern.

Chief Steve Johnson contacted the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), and they advised that they would investigate the landing, and requested pictures and information.

At around 8:15 p.m., Swansea Police were notified by a caller that the pilot had returned to the helicopter, and appeared too intoxicated to take off.

When police arrived, the helicopter rotors were spinning and the engine was revving up.

The officers turned on the emergency lights on the squad car and the pilot powered down the engine.

After a conversation with the pilot, field sobriety tests were performed on the pilot. The pilot was then taken into custody.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office issued a search warrant for the blood, urine, breath or other bodily substance of the pilot.

The pilot was transported to a hospital, where this was performed.



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