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Air traffic controller accused of working while intoxicated

DENVER (CNN) - An air traffic controller near Denver is under investigation for possibly working while intoxicated.

The Federal Aviation Administration did a random test on the employee July 5 during his shift.

It said the veteran controller had a blood-alcohol level exceeding the allowed limit.

A family member of the controller said he was given the choice to resign or enter rehab, and he chose the latter.

If the program is successfully completed, the controller could eventually return to his job.

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