Attendant removed from flight charged with intoxication

According to a tweet from passenger Aaron Scherb to United Airlines, the flight attendant was "slurring her speech", "couldn't walk straight" and "kept dropping things".

A plane's sole flight attendant who appeared drunk is facing charges after an alarmed passenger filmed her slumped in her seat and stumbling on the plane.

When the plane landed in South Bend, officers boarded and asked her where she was.

A Breathalyzer test found a level of 0.204, five times the legal limit for flight attendants.

A passenger tweeted at United Airlines during the flight to complain about March's condition.

A flight attendant working a Chicago to South Bend flight was charged with misdemeanor public intoxication. "This is appalling." Although Scherb noted that he wanted the woman disciplined, he said that he didn't want her to lose her job. The flight attendant said she was in Chicago, ABC News reported.

On her way to the St. Joseph County Jail, she told an officer she had two vodka "shooters" before arriving to work that morning, according to the Tribune.

United Airlines did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment, but Air Wisconsin told PEOPLE that "the flight attendant involved in this incident is no longer employed by Air Wisconsin".

"We will continue to cooperate with local authorities and assist them as necessary".

United Airlines said the regional airline Air Wisconsin operated the flight - one of the airlines enveloped in the "United Express" brand. "Legally and with regards to regulatory agencies this is an Air Wisconsin issue".

Julianne March, 49, was visibly impaired even before falling sleep, according to passengers on the flight. An initial hearing is set for August 29, with the sentencing range for the charge up to six months.

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