Contact Us

Pilot who Crashed in Idaho Denies he Flew Medicated

Benito Baeza

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A Utah pilot who crashed a plane at the Sandpoint airport has denied charges he was flying under the influence of prescription medication.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the attorney for 55-year-old Donald Moss Muirhead of Orem, Utah, filed a written plea of not guilty in Bonner County Magistrate Court. Muirhead was charged after the Piper Aerostar he was flying went off the end of the runway and crashed on Sept. 23. Muirhead and his two passengers weren’t injured.

Sandpoint Police said Muirhead reported the plane’s brakes weren’t working, but the passengers told investigators Muirhead was flying too fast and touched down too far down the runway. A sheriff’s deputy said Muirhead appeared lethargic and spoke slowly and he determined Muirhead was under the influence of intoxicating substances. A breath test showed he had not been drinking.

Best of News Radio 1310

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.