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Illinois Grand Jury Indicts Pilot who was Under the Influence when Plane Clipped House

An Illinois pilot was arrested after his plane crashed into a yard and clipped a house. The pilot was arrested after it was revealed that he was on alcohol and drugs. The pilot had been arrested and charged with operating an aircraft under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DuPage County grand jury indicted him on seven counts based on allegations that he had the drugs in his system when the single-engine plane he was flying clipped a house and crashed into a neighboring yard. The plane crash occurred while the pilot was approaching a private airstrip near Downers Grove. Pilots face steeper penalties for flying drunk than motorists have for operating a vehicle. The pilot was the only person aboard at the time of the crash and no personal injuries were reported. To read the full story, click here.

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