Swansea, IL (KTRS) August A. Busch IV was arrested in Swansea after trying to fly his helicopter while appearing to be intoxicated.
Authorities say police received a call Monday afternoon about a helicopter parked in a parking lot at a of the Bronze Pointe Office Park. Several hours later, police were called again when Busch reportedly was attempting to leave in his helicopter.
Officers administered a Field Sobriety Test after Busch. According to court records, Busch “intoxicated,” “anxious,” “rambling” and “unable to keep a single train of thought.” Police did recover weapons and prescription drugs.
The “St. Louis Post Dispatch” reports a breath test showed Busch had no alcohol in his system. However, Busch was held by Swansea police overnight on suspicion of reckless conduct, unlawful use of a weapon and being intoxicated “in or about an aircraft.” He was released on Tuesday.
No charges have been filed as the case is still being investigated. The F-A-A has also been called in to investigate.