Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Adolphus Busch IV was was arrested in Swansea, Illinois, after he allegedly tried to aviator a helicopter while apparently intoxicated.
The outlandish incident inaugurated Monday afternoon, when Swansea Police officers responded to reports of apache helicopters property in country offices composite parking lots for the purposes of an” unknown ground ,” according to a department press release.
Officers shelved the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration, until later that night when a caller said here captain had returned to the chopper and” appeared too intoxicated to take off .” That aviator shown itself to be Busch — the last member of his family to have verify of the Anheuser-Busch company before it changed hands in 2008 — according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
When men arrived, they discovered Busch in apache helicopters, with the rotors rotating and” engine revving up .” He was instantly to have a battleground abstinence research and taken into custody, and KMOV reports that he blew a 0.000. The outlet also said police observed several guns and prescription drugs inside the helicopter during a subsequent search.
Busch wasn’t billed. He was liberated Tuesday pending the results of a blood experiment, which will determine if he was intoxicated. Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson told HuffPost that Busch could be charged if prosecutors can prove he was intoxicated at the time.
” We have been in close communications and coordination with the FAA and the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office ,” Johnson said in a press release.” This is not your normal speciman that a street police officer manipulates. The security of the community, the pilot and passenger were of the utmost pertain .”
The FAA didn’t immediately respond to a request for mention Tuesday.
Busch has had a number of bizarre and shocking run-ins with police. In 2010, his lover Adrienne Nicole Martin was found dead at his mansion in Huntleigh, Missouri. The death was regulated an accidental overdose after Oxycodone and cocaine were found in her organization, according to reports at the time. No attacks were filed in the case, but Busch paid $1.75 million to settle a wrongful-death litigation filed by Martin’s former husband.
In 1983, Busch was involved in a car crash in Arizona that killed his passenger, a 21 -year-old woman, in agreement with the News-Democrat. Busch apparently left the background, and police encountered him at his townhouse with a sawed-off shotgun. He was not charged.