Air Traffic Controller Accused of Public Intoxication Failed To Appear For Court Date

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The air traffic controller who is facing charges of being drunk on the job failed to appear for his court date scheduled for Monday (Aug. 17).

Philip Maschek, 50, had an arraignment scheduled for Monday, said Sherri Curry, chief court clerk of the Springdale District Court. He was arrested July 16 on suspicion of public intoxication at the Springdale Municipal Airport.

If Maschek doesn’t check in with the court soon, Curry said a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

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