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Dutch Police: Drunk NJ Pilot Pulled From Plane

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police say they have arrested and fined an intoxicated American pilot who was preparing to take off with a passenger jet.

The National Police Corps has not identified the pilot or his airline, but says he is a 52-year-old captain from Woodbury, N.J. He does not fly for a Dutch airline, according to a police statement published Tuesday.

Police say they arrested the man in the cockpit of his plane after an anonymous tip. A breath test found he had a blood alcohol content of 0.023 percent _ a hair above the legal limit in the Netherlands.

The pilot was fined $900 and released, the statement said. The flight was canceled.

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