According to a Spokesman-Review article a commercial cargo pilot was drunk when he landed a plane at the Spokane International Airport in April, federal prosecutors allege.

Paul Robbin Roessler, of Federal Way, is to appear in U.S. District Court in Spokane on June 29 on a charge of operating a common carrier under the influence of alcohol, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

The charge alleges Roessler flew a twin-engine PA-34 aircraft  from Boeing Field in Seattle to the Spokane airport while drunk on April 26.
A federal grand jury indicted him last week, but it’s unclear what prompted authorities to open an investigation.

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