Driving under the influence

December 6, 2011 - 4:32pm
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has resigned from the FAA in the wake of his arrest Saturday night in a northern Virginia suburb on a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

December 5, 2011 - 4:26pm
Randy Babbitt

The news that FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday (December 3) raises some interesting questions.

November 23, 2009 - 6:01am

FAA aerospace medical certification division manager Dr. Warren Silberman explained the FAA’s new DUI (driving under the influence or while intoxicated) policy in the latest Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin.

November 5, 2009 - 10:41am

FAA aerospace medical certification division manager Dr. Warren Silberman explained the FAA’s new DUI (driving under the influence or while intoxicated) policy in the latest Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, issued on Tuesday.

May 5, 2008 - 12:02pm

In recent months a number of reports have surfaced of U.S.-citizen business aviation travelers to Canada being denied entry and deported after accurately responding on an immigration questionnaire that they had been convicted of a felony, usually one involving conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).

October 9, 2006 - 7:21am

New York’s state Senate passed a bill making it a crime to fly an aircraft with a blood alcohol content of .04 or above, similar to laws covering drunk driving. State law prohibits drunk piloting, but there are no penalties. The bill now goes to the state assembly for consideration. If passed and signed by the governor, the first violation would be punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of between $1,000 and $2,500.

 
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