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Judge orders drug, alcohol testing for charged pilot

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ROMULUS, MI (AP) -

A judge has ordered alcohol and drug testing for an American Airlines co-pilot accused of drunkenness at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

John Maguire of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of operating under the influence of alcohol. The mandatory tests were ordered as part of a $10,000 personal bond.

Defense attorney Frank Manley previously said Maguire had been at a treatment center in California. He told The Detroit News on Wednesday his client was receiving treatment but didn't specify what kind. Maguire deferred comment to Manley.

In late March, the 50-year-old Maguire was removed from a Philadelphia-bound flight before takeoff at the airport in Romulus, Michigan. Authorities say his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

He's scheduled to return to court July 15 for a pretrial hearing.

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