Should One Go to Jail for Flying a Commercial Aircraft While Intoxicated?

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The beginning:
Should One Go to Jail for Flying a Commercial Aircraft While Intoxicated?
Issue
The issue in this matter is a very simple one: should any person flying a commercial aircraft whilst intoxicated be subjected to incarceration in prison? It is not stated explicitly in the available literature, but one argument that can be raised is that a pilot should not be jailed for flying drunk insofar as, the instance he or she is found guilty of operating the craft under the influence, he or she effectively witnesses the end of his or her career; a suspension of one’s licence by the FAA is a very serious matter (Federal Aviation Administration, n.d.). There is the other side of the issue, however.
Most of all, when someone elects to operate a vehicle...
The end:
.....utside the rules is looking at criminal or civil penalties in addition to simply the slap on the wrist that the FAA offers. In the end, putting someone behind bars is the only way to ensure that drunkenness is reduced for good.
Works Cited
Federal Aviation Administration. (n.d.). Section 13.19 certificate action. Retrieved from http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/operations/regional/ASW/Links/view/14%20cfr%2013_19.pdf
Ibold, K. (2003). Cocktails & Cockpit. AVWeb. Retrieved from http://www.avweb.com/news/safety/184515-1.html
US Government Printing Office. (n.d.). General operating and flight rules. Retrieved from http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=14&PART=91&SECTION=17&TYPE=TEXT