The former Anheuser-Busch CEO was arrested on Monday where spent the night in police custody, for trying to fly a helicopter intoxicated.
August Busch IV, the former Anheuser-Busch CEO was arrested on Monday night but prosecutors said they would wait toxicology test results before they decide whether to file charges. It must be nice as a millionaire.
It said that this incident started early Monday afternoon when police had responded to a report of a helicopter landing in a parking lot “for an unknown reason.” When police arrived, the helicopter was already grounded and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was called to investigate.
It is not sure whether August Busch IV was the pilot who landed the helicopter. Then, around 8 p.m., police were called to the scene again after a witness reported that a pilot had come back to the helicopter and “appeared too intoxicated to take off.”
The helicopter’s was on and ready to take off when police arrived the second time where they found the former CEO and another woman who identified herself as his wife.
August Busch IV failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and taken to the hospital for blood, urine and breath tests. He remained in custody until Tuesday afternoon.
When police searched the helicopter, they found a number of different prescription medications, three loaded firearms and a pepper spray gun.
Anheuser-Busch declined to comment on the incident as the former CEO is not affiliated with the company anymore.
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