Flight attendant agrees to undergo alcohol abuse counseling
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A flight attendant charged with public intoxication after passengers on a Chicago-to-South Bend flight noticed her inebriation has agreed to undergo alcohol abuse counseling.
Forty-nine-year-old Julianne March of Waukesha, Wisconsin, reached a pretrial diversion agreement that includes alcohol abuse evaluation and counseling during her Thursday initial hearing.
WNDU-TV reports that if March meets all of its terms the public intoxication charge will be dropped after one year.
March was part of an Air Wisconsin crew working a United Express flight. She was arrested Aug. 2 when the plane landed in South Bend after departing Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Court documents say she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20%.
March's attorney, Jeff Kimmell, said Friday she's no longer employed in the aviation industry, is enrolled in alcohol abuse counseling and "is using this experience as a positive turning point in her life."