Flight Attendant Charged With Being Drunk on the Job

Flight attendant pleads not guilty to 'under the influence' charges

Drunk Delta Flight Attendant Arrested In Kentucky
Here's a twist on the drunk in air story. A flight attendant was arrested before her flight took off from Bluegrass Airport in Kentucky and charged with being drunk when her blood alcohol level registered way over the legal limit.

Attendant Nancy Bray, 58, was scheduled to fly Delta Connection Flight 6095 to Detroit, operated by Chautauqua Airlines. According to WLEX news in Lexington, the airline called for medical assistance and an officer determined Bray was intoxicated.

Police arrested Bray and charged her with aircrew member under the influence and possession of a controlled substance not in its container, WLEX reported. Bray pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday and was released on bond.

Prescription narcotics were found "throughout Mrs. Bray's property in other than original container," the court documents were reported to say, as she was booked in Fayette County Detention Center.

The legal limit for any commercial flight crew member is 0.04% BAC and crew members cannot consume any alcohol within eight hours of a flight, according to Kentucky law. Bray, who the TV station says was arrested for DUI in Florida in 2010, recorded a .258 blood alcohol level.

Delta released this statement after Bray's arrest:

"Delta is aware of reports of the arrest of a Chautauqua Airlines flight attendant for alleged public intoxication prior to the departure of Delta Connection flight 6095 from Lexington to Detroit late Tuesday afternoon. Delta will support any investigation by law enforcement in concert with Republic Airways Holdings, parent company of Chautauqua. Delta expects consummate professionalism from all parties who are entrusted with the care of transport of our customers, no matter which carrier may be operating their flight."

Being under the influence is not necessarily grounds for losing one's job, based on previous cases reported by AOL Jobs.

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Dick

Let me guess, one more prescription pill junkie LOSER hooked on over the counter opium that downs it with booze?!!!

January 24 2014 at 12:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
captzack

GET IT RIGHT - THIS (ALLEGED) BIMBO WAS NOT A DELTA FLIGHT ATTENDANT, BUT AN EMPLOYEE OF A REGIONAL CONNECTING CARRIER (Chautauqua Airlines). THIS IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CONNECTING FLIGHT THAT SID OFF THE RUNWAY AT JFK A WEEK AGO. NOT A DELTA OPERATION. THE COLGAN CRASH THAT KILLED ALL ONBOARD WAS A CONTRACT CONNECTING CARRIER. LETS GET IT RIGHT. THE DoT SHOULD END THE PRACTICE OF CODE SHARES WITH REGIONALS. THE MAIN LINE CARRIERS OPERATE TO A HIGHER STANDARD OF SAFETY.

January 18 2014 at 2:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
junkitpile

to bad they don't arrest politicians for being drunk on the job.

January 17 2014 at 10:11 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
JohnFul

Late night with the pilots... did anyone bother to piss test the pilots?

January 17 2014 at 6:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
simpljb

what ? - she was just havin what the pilots were havin !!

January 17 2014 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buddy

Idiot! She needs rehab. Why do they call male and female stewards and stewardesses by the same name? That's really weird! The language is made to distinguish male rom female yet we are so politically correct that we must look at the persons name or picture to know what sex or color they are. Weird! This lady needs to stay sober on the job. Wish they would bring back the beautiful ladies on the planes from years ago. These old hags couldn't save themselves from a hang nail, much less me. May as well have beautiful ladies instead of hags and weirdos.

January 17 2014 at 4:20 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
David

For all of you idiots thinking these old, out of shape "flight attendants" are there to "save" us in case of emergency, I rest my case.

Might as well bring back the good old days.. 20 something hotties in a short skirt and heels.

At least the person would fit the position

January 17 2014 at 4:02 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Dawn Velleman

For those of you not thinking there is anything wrong with this...based on statements below...It is not acceptable. If there is an emergency that Flight Attendant is not a waitress......She is trained to evacuate that aircraft in 90 seconds or less, she is trained for medical emergencies including using an AED on you if you should need. it. She is taught to classify fires and put them out properly. This just to name a few....

January 17 2014 at 3:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Dawn Velleman

It is not a DETLA Flight Attendant. it is a Chautauqua Airlines Fllight Attendant. Chautauqua is under contract with Delta. She is NOT employed by Delta. The general public doesn't know the difference between MAINLINE Delta which is Delta and it's connection carriers. Her actions are wrong, illegal and not acceptable.

January 17 2014 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
easyondeyes4u

Bow Wow! She is what you call triple coyote ugly....chew off one arm she is sleeping on, chew off the other arm so you will not do it again, and then chew hers off!

January 17 2014 at 2:40 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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