Flight attendant arrested after she allegedly worked a flight intoxicated

Julianne March booking

A flight attendant on a United Express plane was charged with public intoxication after passengers complained about her behavior on the flight.

March was a member of an Air Wisconsin crew working a United Airlines Express flight on August 2 when passengers became concerned for their safety.

Another passenger on the flight, identified as Dan, told ABC News the most concerning part of the whole ordeal was that the pilots took off even though they couldn't communicate with the lone flight attendant. A spokesperson told the newspaper, "We will continue to cooperate with local authorities and assist them as necessary".

Later evaluated in a private airport office, the 49-year-old Wisconsin woman was found to have bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on her breath. Nevertheless, he said he has not accepted the bid.

Julianne March was pictured slumped over in a chair and struggling through the security announcement.

ABC News also reported that a breathalyzer test determined her blood alcohol level was at 0.204 - almost three times the legal limit to drive a vehicle, and five times over the FAA's legal limit for flight attendants.

Julianne March allegedly passed out before takeoff. He said once they were in the air, a female passenger noticed March wasn't buckled in with a seatbelt, so she helped strap her in.

Scherb said March didn't get up at all during the duration of the 25-minute flight.

A United Airlines flight attendant is facing criminal charges after allegedly boarding an aircraft while intoxicated. In a separate interview with WISN-TV, Scherb said March was "stumbling and staggering back and forth and bumping into passengers as she was kind of zigzagging across the aisle". She was released from the St. Joseph County Jail Aug. 3.

Court documents say while being transported to the jail, March told an officer that she had about two vodka "shooters" prior to coming to work that morning.

Furthermore, Schreb claimed that a rep for United contacted him on August 2 and offered a $500 voucher or 25,000 miles for the trouble, plus a refund for that segment of his trip. United declined to comment.

But the flight was operated by Air Wisconsin, and the crew worked for the carrier.

"Hey @united, our flight attendant appears to be quite drunk on this from from ORD to SBN".

Given the significant safety and security roles that flight attendants have, Scherb said airlines should consider adopting zero tolerance policies for flight attendants.



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