PA is cracking down on drunk flying

The Pennsylvania legislature has passed the Flying While Impaired Bill, which makes flying while drunk a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5,000 fine and possibly some jail time.

The bill, which awaits Gov. Edward Rendell’s signature, was in response to the arrest of John V. Salamone last January after he took a four-hour joy ride while drunk.

Salamone, who was charged with reckless endangerment and risking a catastrophe, was sentenced to six to 23 months in county prison.

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