NWA pilot charged with DUI
A NWA pilot was charged Monday with three felonies for cocaine possession, fleeing police and resisting arrest and a misdemeanor driving under the influence.
Walter Dinalko, a 50-year-old St. Paul man, was driving a rented Hummer near the U.S.-Canada border in Michigan when he led police on a high-speed chase down the wrong side of I-94, police said.
After Dinalko stopped officers allegedly found cocaine in his pocket, in the car, and in his blood.
Dinalko had an alcohol addiction in his past, but he had remained sober for the last 12-years, according to friends and a business partner.
Dinalko is placed on "non-flying" status by NWA until the airline conducts its own investigation, an NWA spokesman said.