A Toronto man who lost his license due to an alcohol impaired driving conviction stopped driving - and started flying
. The gentleman was convicted in 2005 and apparently wrecked his helicopter on landing in April of this year. There is no suggestion that alcohol played a role in the helicopter incident.
Apparently in Canada, there is no requirement to report a DUI conviction to the government when you also hold a pilot's license. In contrast, if a Denver pilot had been subjected to either an administrative revocation of his license or was convicted of a DUI, there is a requirement to report these results to the FAA within 60 days. The FAA can then decide what to do with the pilot's license. Failure to self report a DUI suspension or conviction can result in loss of a pilot's license.
If you have been accused of a DUI in Denver, please consult with an attorney to discuss your options.