Budweiser Beer heir and former CEO, August Busch IV, arrested for flying his helicopter while drunk in Swansea, Illinois.

I’ve never heard of drunk flying.

The former chief executive of Anheuser-Busch was arrested overnight after police say he tried to fly his helicopter while intoxicated.

August Adolphus Busch IV, 53, the great-great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, is the last of his family to control the brewery founded in 1852 in St. Louis.

He has a nice history.

• In 1983, Busch, a college student at the time, flipped his Corvette after leaving a Tucson bar, killing his female companion. The Pima County Sheriff’s Office said it had insufficient evidence to file manslaughter charges, United Press International reported.

• In 1985, St. Louis police arrested Busch after a 15-minute high-speed chase in which they shot out the tire of his Mercedes-Benz. He was released less than two hours later on $8,000 bond and was later found not guilty of three counts of third-degree assault in a jury trial, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
• In 2010, his girlfriend of about two years, 27-year-old Adrienne Martin, was found dead in his home in suburban Huntleigh, Mo. Toxicologists later determined that she had died of an accidental overdose with cocaine and oxycodone in her system. Busch was not charged but agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to Martin’s son and parents, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

• In January, he pulled a gun, but kept it pointed at the ground, after pickup truck driver accused him of parking in a way that blocked the door of a bank in Key West, Fla. Police questioned him, saw his concealed-carry permit and did not arrest him, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via the Key West (Fla.) Citizen

More at USA Today

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He don’t look like a nut.

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