The copilot of a Southwest Airlines
flight was arrested just before pulling back from the gate at Salt
Lake City Sunday, on reports a security screener had smelled
alcohol on the pilot's breath.
Carl Fulton was booked on suspicion of operating an airliner
while under the influence of alcohol following a breath test, said
FBI spokesman Patrick Kiernan. The results of the test were not
Southwest brought in another copilot for the flight. The plane,
bound for Phoenix, AZ and then Albuquerque, NM left SLC about
15 minutes late.
The US Attorney's office was expected to file charges Monday. If
found guilty, Fulton faces a penalty of up to 15 years in a federal