A woman could face prison time for allegedly diverting a JetBlue flight with a tipsy tirade

Rare | 2/13/2018 | Jeffrey Caplan
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A JetBlue flight headed from the Dominican Republic to New York City last summer had to be diverted, allegedly because a woman who was apparently drunk tossed snacks, cursed at other passengers and flirtatiously fondled another passenger’s head, according to court documents, NBC reports.

Robin Dorothy Ducore is accused of causing quite the stir aboard the airplane. She was arrested following the alleged midair outburst on the flight heading into John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 29.

Diversion - Passengers - Washington - DC - Affidavit

The diversion forced more than 100 fellow passengers to get off in Washington, D.C., according to an affidavit that was unsealed this week.

Ducore is charged with interfering with a flight crew, which is a federal offense. She faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted. She is set to appear in court in Virginia on Friday.

Court - Documents - Ducore - Glasses - Wine

According to court documents, Ducore downed four glasses of wine in 90 minutes, and when she tried to order more, the attendant cut her off, leading Ducore to reportedly lose control. Her attorney said she was drunk when she boarded the plane, according to NBC.

The affidavit states that Ducore began to touch the male passenger next to her, and that he seemed uncomfortable. When the attendant moved the passenger to another seat, Ducore became angry, the affidavit claims. A doctor volunteered to sit next to her, but it took only a few minutes, according to the documents, for her to...
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